Ugly Hedgehog® - Photography Forum
Full Moon / Blood Moon
If you want to reply, then register here. Registration is free and your account is created instantly, so you can post right away.
Page: 1 2 next>>
Jan 10, 2019 09:01:19   #
Mister H Loc: Michigan
 
Just a heads up. On January 20th / 21st we will have a Full Wolf & Blood Moon. Visibility will vary by locations of course. Would love to see input on setup and settings for best results. Of course I know results vary by equipment. But it’s a starting point for most of us to work from. As a D3400 owner, I’m still trying to get that great moon shot and trying to be more prepared.

| Reply
Jan 10, 2019 09:06:17   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
Good luck! Let's hope for a cloudless sky.

| Reply
Jan 10, 2019 09:15:06   #
Mac Loc: Hernando County Florida
 
Mister H wrote:
Just a heads up. On January 20th / 21st we will have a Full Wolf & Blood Moon. Visibility will vary by locations of course. Would love to see input on setup and settings for best results. Of course I know results vary by equipment. But it’s a starting point for most of us to work from. As a D3400 owner, I’m still trying to get that great moon shot and trying to be more prepared.


Try asking this in the Astro Photography section. https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/s-109-1.html

| Reply
Jan 10, 2019 09:17:17   #
PhotogHobbyist Loc: Bradford, PA
 
Here are a couple photos of the full lunar eclipse I took some time ago with my film SLR through a 400mm. Unfortunately, I did not record the settings. I do recall having read previously that because the moon's surface is reflecting bright sunlight, the exposure should not be more than about 1/5 to 1/2 second depending on the lens used. Longer lenses tend to allow in more light as more of the dark sky is cropped out.

Not the best photos, they were scanned in from printed film photos, so please disregard the lint and debris also present.




(Download)

| Reply
Jan 10, 2019 10:01:36   #
Old Timer Loc: Greenfield, In.
 
I have successfully shot both solar sun and moon eclipse. you can not use one set of settings as the changes in light change rapidly. I use either manual or AV as I can control the settings faster as the moon gets less light and the same later when it starts to get lighter. The problem you have is when near full eclipse is higher iso and or larger or lower aperture. The moon is moving and to slow of shutter will show as moon's movement. You will constantly have to adjust as the progression of light changes. I would advise you to get out before and practice use both manual and AV changing settings depending changing light.
Mister H wrote:
Just a heads up. On January 20th / 21st we will have a Full Wolf & Blood Moon. Visibility will vary by locations of course. Would love to see input on setup and settings for best results. Of course I know results vary by equipment. But it’s a starting point for most of us to work from. As a D3400 owner, I’m still trying to get that great moon shot and trying to be more prepared.

| Reply
Jan 10, 2019 10:26:20   #
Blurryeyed Loc: Daytona Bch, FL
 
Mister H wrote:
Just a heads up. On January 20th / 21st we will have a Full Wolf & Blood Moon. Visibility will vary by locations of course. Would love to see input on setup and settings for best results. Of course I know results vary by equipment. But it’s a starting point for most of us to work from. As a D3400 owner, I’m still trying to get that great moon shot and trying to be more prepared.


A good moon shot requires a really long lens, I shoot with a 500mm f/4 and even with a 1.4X extender attached I have seen better shots taken with a pocket camera with a superzoom, I don't know how long those little lenses get, I guess Nikon has one that has a 3000mm lens. Those little cameras will not get the same results with wildlife and birds that I do but I have seen a few moon shots that I can't compete with.

| Reply
Jan 10, 2019 10:45:18   #
via the lens Loc: Northern California, near Yosemite NP
 
Mister H wrote:
Just a heads up. On January 20th / 21st we will have a Full Wolf & Blood Moon. Visibility will vary by locations of course. Would love to see input on setup and settings for best results. Of course I know results vary by equipment. But it’s a starting point for most of us to work from. As a D3400 owner, I’m still trying to get that great moon shot and trying to be more prepared.



Exposure should be set on the moon itself and then corrected as needed to get the details in the moon. It's always nice, I think, to also get some landscape in the scene so it's a pleasing image of the moon rising above something, this grounds the moon in the image and provides context and then you can call it a landscape. Unless you just want a big round moon all by itself floating in the sky, of course. You can pull up shadows after the fact in processing. This is Half Dome, Yosemite NP, with a nearly full moon shot from the Merced River. The plane in between the two subjects adds a bit of interest (I have it without the plane, too, of course). The title: Between a Rock and A Hard Place! If you want a great big moon you need to have a zoom lens. This was shot with a 70-200 lens and I set it at 120mm to get Half Dome in the shot. Start shooting when the moon just peeks up behind your landscape subject and then keep shooting until the light is too bright. This way, you can choose the shot you like best.



| Reply
Jan 10, 2019 10:57:27   #
Bill_de Loc: US
 
Maybe something in one of these other recent threads will help:


https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/search-topic-list?q=blood+moon&sectnum=0&username=&srto=true

--

| Reply
Jan 10, 2019 13:05:26   #
MichaelH Loc: NorCal via Lansing, MI
 
Mister H wrote:
Just a heads up. On January 20th / 21st we will have a Full Wolf & Blood Moon. Visibility will vary by locations of course. Would love to see input on setup and settings for best results. Of course I know results vary by equipment. But it’s a starting point for most of us to work from. As a D3400 owner, I’m still trying to get that great moon shot and trying to be more prepared.


Some things to remember:
- Assuming you are using a tripod, the moon is moving relative to the Earth resulting in any long exposure being blurry. Look up the 500 rule for astronomy to determine how long your exposure can be with the lens length used without movement blur. While the moon is in eclipse there will be very little reflected light so you will need longer exposures and higher ISO.
- During the transition to full eclipse (and back) you can get images of the shadow side or the lighted side but it is hard to get correct exposures of both sides. Chimp (i.e. check the images) during the eclipse to make sure you are getting the results you want. The lighting will be changing quickly.

Have fun and good luck with the weather!

My attempt last year:
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-511291-1.html

| Reply
Jan 10, 2019 15:22:46   #
Blurryeyed Loc: Daytona Bch, FL
 
MichaelH wrote:
Some things to remember:
- Assuming you are using a tripod, the moon is moving relative to the Earth resulting in any long exposure being blurry. Look up the 500 rule for astronomy to determine how long your exposure can be with the lens length used without movement blur. While the moon is in eclipse there will be very little reflected light so you will need longer exposures and higher ISO.
- During the transition to full eclipse (and back) you can get images of the shadow side or the lighted side but it is hard to get correct exposures of both sides. Chimp (i.e. check the images) during the eclipse to make sure you are getting the results you want. The lighting will be changing quickly.

Have fun and good luck with the weather!

My attempt last year:
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-511291-1.html
Some things to remember: br - Assuming you are usi... (show quote)


Typically I start at 200 ISO f/8 1/200th and make any necessary adjustments from there. I don't know why we are even thinking about long exposures. The below image was shot handheld at 1000 ISO f/5.6 1/1000th because I was not using a tripod.


(Download)

| Reply
Jan 11, 2019 08:03:27   #
Rogers
 
Winter solstice moon: canon 77D, manual, 100-300 mm 5.6L, 100 ISO, 1/500 sec, f 8.0, cropped.



| Reply
Jan 11, 2019 10:46:31   #
jhkfly
 
Tried to send pics but upload crashed. Trying again: Sony A7 II attached to my 3.5-inch Questar telescope.

Upload failed again. Can't seem to upload more than one image.


(Download)

| Reply
Jan 11, 2019 11:05:33   #
drobvit Loc: Southern NV
 
Mister H wrote:
Just a heads up. On January 20th / 21st we will have a Full Wolf & Blood Moon. Visibility will vary by locations of course. Would love to see input on setup and settings for best results. Of course I know results vary by equipment. But it’s a starting point for most of us to work from. As a D3400 owner, I’m still trying to get that great moon shot and trying to be more prepared.



http://www.mreclipse.com/LEphoto/LEphoto.html

Great LE article. It pays to know your subject! Has exposure guide chart covering the different phases/luminosities of different types of eclipses.

| Reply
Jan 11, 2019 11:23:13   #
Cyberkinesis70
 
Mister H wrote:
Just a heads up. On January 20th / 21st we will have a Full Wolf & Blood Moon. Visibility will vary by locations of course. Would love to see input on setup and settings for best results. Of course I know results vary by equipment. But it’s a starting point for most of us to work from. As a D3400 owner, I’m still trying to get that great moon shot and trying to be more prepared.
This a one of many moonshots I took. It was done with a D3400 and the 70-300 kits lens. I used f11 1/125 and full 300 mm, full manual. It is cropped quite a bit to enlarge it. You might be better served with longer glass than mine. I would suggest taking a few shots of the moon before the 20th to test your equipment. From what I've read the blood moon will be long enough to bracket exposures. Your D3400 is perfectly capable of good pictures of the moon


(Download)

| Reply
Jan 11, 2019 13:52:33   #
vbhargava
 
Rule of 500: Divide 500 by the focal length of the lens in mm, this the maximum exposure you can use to avoid getting movement of moon or other stars. So if you are using a 250mm lens then maximum exposure will be 2s. If using a 100mm lens then the exposure can be up to 5s. Hope this helps.

| Reply
Page: 1 2 next>>
If you want to reply, then register here. Registration is free and your account is created instantly, so you can post right away.
UglyHedgehog.com - Forum
Copyright 2011-2019 Ugly Hedgehog, Inc.