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    Moonscapes

    I am looking for excellent articles on moonscapes. Are there any you would recommend?

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    Re: Moonscapes

    I can't recommendy any articles, but have a couple pieces of advice. 1) In a landscape, it will appear too small in any photograph taken with a lens which isn't at least twice the focal length of your normal lens, 2) it moves across the sky so fast that you will need to use a shutter speed shorter the 1/2 second, or you will get blur.
    Wilhelm (Sarasota)

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    Re: Moonscapes

    Thanks Bill. I didn't realize the word moonscapes would be interpreted this way. I was referring to landscapes at night that are lit by the moon.

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    Re: Moonscapes

    You might try www.thenocturnes.com (I think thats what it is--if not do a search for the Nocturnes and that should get you there) Lots of good on-line articles on night photography!
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Re: Moonscapes

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kasaian View Post
    You might try www.thenocturnes.com (I think thats what it is--if not do a search for the Nocturnes and that should get you there) Lots of good on-line articles on night photography!
    I think that Dan Heller probably is one of the best night and long-exposure photographers out there - a lot of his stuff is amazing in my opinion.

    Lots of other good stuff from thenocturnes.com also! Good site!

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    Re: Moonscapes

    If you want to look at some "knock yer socks off" night work, check this guy out. A fellow LFr by the way.

    http://www.auroradude.com/indexb.html

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    Re: Moonscapes

    I would love to get some trustworthy starting points for exposure times under the moon for different films.

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    Very long exposures under moonlight.

    I am looking for a trustworthy source who has published exposure times for various films in near darkness (under moon-lit skies).

    I realize this involves trial and error, but would like to have some valid starting points.

    The "reciprocity failure" charts in film spec sheets don't help because they rarely go over a few minutes.

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    Re: Moonscapes

    Quote Originally Posted by Rider View Post
    I would love to get some trustworthy starting points for exposure times under the moon for different films.
    The "Black Cat" exposure guide (ebay) is well respected.

    I find that using a film with great reciprocity characteristics (Tmax 400) and a light meter thats very sensitive in low light (Gossen Luna Pro F) and a rock solid tripod are most useful.
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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