Challenge: The Moon (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX 18-105 f/3.5-5.6 ED VR
Location: Almada, Portugal
Date: Jan 3, 2010
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2010
|First of all, many thanks to levyj413, for creating the wonderful tutorial Moon over Jefferson.
Also, Insomniac helped me with the crop, it was a very tight one!
It was not very easy to pull it off, because I was short on time and it was the only 2m that the moon appeared in one week (I know, great timing!).
I still plan to redo the picture with more time.
Anyway, it was a 20 second photo. I zoomed at 105mm (oh how I wished I had a 18-200mm...) and focused on the moon, so as to get it on the upper half of the picture. Still it is blown out :( I didn't use a black card though, I just covered the lens with a black cover, and then put the zoom setting at 18mm, and aimed at the bridge (a little guesswork here), and left it on for 10 seconds or so more.
All this in Bulb mode with a cable release.
Then it was just lucky to get it between the arches.
I just wished I had a better view of the bridge, without the branches, but I will do it better next time :-D
I'm guessing for a 6.7 or 6.8 (fingers crossed)
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