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The moon (by comparison)

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 9 May 2013 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

This is the full frame shot compared to the crop shown in yesterday's post, just as a comparison. Remember, hand held, no tripod, and exposure compensation of minus three stops.
I'm quite happy with it (other than too much sharpening) considering it was a spur of the moment decision to step outside of the front door of my house here in South Shields.

FUJIFILM FinePix HS30EXR 1/240 second F/5.6 ISO 400 126 mm

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Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

I've always wanted to do one of these shots! Brilliant!

9 May 2013 5:41am

Kpax from Cantabria, Spain

walking on the moon, and in the background the invisible planet

9 May 2013 5:48am

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

It's beautiful.

9 May 2013 5:54am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Interesting experience. It seems that it is so close and so far away.:-)

9 May 2013 6:25am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely shot Curly, worth the trip outside !

9 May 2013 6:53am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good capture

9 May 2013 7:06am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Who wouldn't be happy with this? Very well done.

9 May 2013 7:08am

PATRICK from miramas, France


9 May 2013 7:12am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I prefer it over the previous but, either way, it is astonishing that an image like this can be made so 'easily' from a distance of 250,000 miles or so !

9 May 2013 7:21am

Ank from Zwolle, Netherlands

i love it!

9 May 2013 7:58am

Anna O. from Lublin, Poland

Simply genial 2 :)

9 May 2013 8:55am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Wonderful moon shot Curly!

9 May 2013 9:28am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

A beautiful capture of the Moon.

9 May 2013 9:29am

~~~Ann~~~ from Nelson, New Zealand

An astonishingly good image. Still marveling that this is hand held. Of the two, I prefer this one over the cropped version.

9 May 2013 9:30am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendide!!! ***** Bonne journée.

9 May 2013 9:38am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand


9 May 2013 9:43am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Zoomed out with digital? Great capture my last moon shot or two was certainly different yours is much more detailed mine had lots of drifting clouds.

9 May 2013 9:45am

Emma G from Auckland, New Zealand

a great image.

9 May 2013 10:18am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Often these spur of the moment shots are the best!

9 May 2013 10:28am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

I prefer this one, more naturel.

9 May 2013 10:30am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Yep, it really turned out beautifully, Curly. You captured some gorgeous details on that crater-strewn surface.

9 May 2013 10:39am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Interesting. I would like to try it.

9 May 2013 11:35am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I too prefer this one; the 'finish' seems better, and I'm happy to see the results you are getting from your Fuji.

9 May 2013 12:27pm

BiLL from Belfast, United Kingdom

I know how hard it is to get a good shot of the moon, but you have captured it well, Curly.

9 May 2013 12:42pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

the moon has real depth to it - not just a "disc" in the sky, but a sphere

9 May 2013 12:46pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Under the conditions an outstanding image Curly! I think I prefer yesterdays version for it's visual impact! ;-)

9 May 2013 1:25pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

congrats for this picture with all the explanations and conditions...

9 May 2013 2:35pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Eine gelungene Aufnahme.

9 May 2013 2:57pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Another job well done !!

9 May 2013 3:16pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleux captage de cette lune quel rendu à sa surface sueprbe image.

9 May 2013 3:22pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Brilliant shot !!!!!

9 May 2013 3:46pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Comparing yesterday and today, you can see the "Crawly maggot" effect that you get when sharpening a shot that is taken at the limits of the chip. FWIW, I've found on my dark, band shots, that the effect is slightly lessened by not "Properly" underexposing, but by being half way between the calculated (0EV) exposure and the compensated exposure (-3EV), so in this case -1.5EV. You do end up with loosing some highlight detail, but you get less maggots if you go on to sharpen later. The maggot effect isn't visible in todays shot, perhaps showing that the sensor was "happier" with the setting you had put it on.

9 May 2013 4:23pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image. Excellent work. :)

9 May 2013 4:33pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

ANother amazing image - I find it interesting that you captured very similar markings and pox to what my shot had.

9 May 2013 4:57pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

It's great what you can get out of cameras these days

9 May 2013 5:57pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Terrific dear friend!

9 May 2013 7:24pm

franz from Baden, Austria

i like this one even better, though i can't really say why ;-)

9 May 2013 7:49pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Yep, i'd be happy with that. Craters'n'all.

9 May 2013 8:32pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

An outstanding image Curly. I am still amazed how fantastic it looks being hand held!

9 May 2013 8:36pm

Laurent from not far from Lyon, France

You can be happy with if, this is a lovely moon shot

10 May 2013 6:13am

L'angevine from Angers, France

elle a changé

10 May 2013 8:18am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent hand held shot

10 May 2013 9:44am

jeffrey from Haydenville, United States

great shot Curly!

11 May 2013 2:03am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

OUTSTANDING! My compliments for this FINE capture!

11 May 2013 2:05pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Both shots are very good...i have not yet could get that good...nice shot

13 May 2013 4:45pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

I always find these shots so difficult, i always pick up a yellow haze or tinge instead of the pure brilliant white you captured. Super detail.

13 May 2013 6:44pm

Ellebasi from HOFSTADE, Belgium

I'm always trying to do it like that , still without results
great capture

23 May 2013 9:47pm

You Know Me from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Great detail on the moon's surface! How long a lens did you use?

15 Jun 2013 7:27pm

@You Know Me: I think the 35mm equivalent would be around 700mm.

1/240 second
ISO 400
126 mm