Sorry, Places 2 Explore has mooned you!!!    I had always wanted to try and take this shot.  Now that I have my 70-200 VR and teleconverter combo…I wanted to give it a try!  It is not easy.  I really think a 200-400 would be better, but still not bad for a semi-standard lens.   I read up on how to take a moon shot…so many notes of advice.  The best solution is to take a bunch at different settings. One key is to lock up your mirror…check your manual for those scoops!    It all depends on time of day, weather, lens, camera, etc…  I added the “Flood” plug-in and it becomes a nice fun shot!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 70-200 VR f/2.8 + Nikon TC-14EII (1.4x Teleconverter)
  • Setting: Manual Mode
  • Focal Length: 280.0mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Exposure:  1/125
  • Aperture:  f/8.0
  • Gear:  Tripod, Cable Release, Mirror Lock Up
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Viveza, Flood Plug-In

5 comments on “Mooned!

  1. Oh, very nice. Thankfully such an image can’t happen in real life or we’d be in deep do-do!

  2. Jim Nix says:

    Very cool Pete, you will have to teach me this next time we shoot. Jim

  3. Philip says:

    Gorgeous, the water reflection is very cool!

  4. Totally cool, Pete. Love the effect of the flood plugin

  5. aswirly says:

    Hey, nice one! THe moon looks really crisp 🙂 And the flood looks sweet too.

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