I hope tonight I will have more time to play with my settings! Last night I was out with a friend and as we were leaving the restaurant our other friend pointed out this awesome sight!
I was trying not to speed home so I could break out the camera, clean off the dust and capture a few shots before it disappeared behind the hill! It has been awhile once again maybe this will snap me out of my photography slump!
I hope everyone has a wonderful day or night where ever you may be on this amazing planet!
The Moon… who can resist, not I. Still playing and learning in both the Manual Mode of my camera and Photoshop. It is pretty amazing when you set your mind to something how much easier it gets each day! If I can do this anyone can!!!
What I saw and what I could capture with the camera alone are two different things. So the bulk of the photo is one picture and the Moon is another. In Photoshop I opened both photos and took the moon from one shot, that had the surface detail of the moon and used the quick select tool, that I learned about from (Photofocus) and moved it to the photo that had the star burst moon and combined them to get this one picture!
Today isn’t looking so great for photos, took some last night and thought I would put my creative mind to work. This is what I came up with. I think it may look a little rudimentary but, practice makes perfect right!
I never thought I would be into nighttime photography but after discovering the potential for such beauty through the manual settings… I have a new adoration for the night sky!
Through the trees such beauty I see!
I was able to go out last night and go hike to the top of a hill and snap some shots. Out of the 7 I got one that takes my breath away every time I see it. I think it has the potential to be sellable! I haven’t posted it yet but soon.
If you are like me and taking on this adventure of the Manual Mode with your camera, don’t give up! I always gave up and I have been taking pictures in auto for as long as they have had digital cameras. This year only a couple months ago I decided I am going Manual. I have gone Auto in emergency situations when I didn’t want to miss something crucial, but when you have time to think and experiment Manual is the way to go! Loving it!!!
I have been busy, busy! Lots of shots missed but was able to capture a few this evening! Still need a remote shutter release it will make things much clearer I am sure! Very sleepy tonight so this will be short and sweet!
Reaching for the stars.
I don’t like to over process my pictures too much, but sometimes making them storybook like is fun! Get artsy and have fun once in a while! You can still make great things with your photos that aren’t up to par with a few fun edits.
I like the first one best so far. I am hoping to catch the moonrise as it crests the hills behind my house. I want to see trees in the foreground.
My settings for this one are 1/8, F22 ISO Lo1, 200mm Using a tripod and later in Photoshop I zoomed in and cropped, then converted it to Black and White and played with the Levels a little bit.
I like the craters along the outer edge, craziness I tell you. This is the closest I will come to the Moon. I have some what gotten over my fear of flying but to leave the atmosphere Hmm… I don’t think I could do it!
And a shout out to my fellow blogger on a quest to capture the Moon as well. You got this!!!
The Moon has been an object complicated to capture, for me anyway. It always came out as a pin dot or a big blob of light.
Until Manual Mode, Oh how I like thee! It has taken me years I always gave up, Auto Mode just couldn’t do it. Last night it was clear and I couldn’t wait to get home and try out my new mad skills in manual mode!
After a few frustrating attempts, I finally found it, the sweet ratio that brought out the best detail. It was at 1/30, F22, ISO Lo0.7, 200mm.
I am sure I could have done some more fine tuning, but I got it… a moon shot, with visible moon surface detail!!! I was so excited I told my hubby several times out of the blue, I got a picture of the moon! Annoying I am sure but, I after years of frustration finally captured the Moon!!
I did do some post processing by enlarging it and then cropping it. I also adjusted the brightness and contrast to bring out some of that awesome moon surface detail!!!!