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By the moonlight

I went to Parton beach to take some pictures under the moonlight. The sea was rather rough and the tide was high so all the interesting rocks were covered. I did get wet feet too wellies next time.

These were taken between 00:30 and01:30hrs.


Moonlit parton beach 1 by alf.branch, on Flickr

Is this shot better cropped


Moonlit parton beach 2 by alf.branch, on Flickr


Moonlit parton beach 3 by alf.branch, on Flickr

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Re: By the moonlight

One and three for me , Alf.
Were you using Manual, Aperture or programme ?
I am very interested as on my recent trip to do the lights in London, I got some results I didn't expect.
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One and three for me , Alf.
Were you using Manual, Aperture or programme ?
I am very interested as on my recent trip to do the lights in London, I got some results I didn't expect.
Thanks for the comment mate

These are moonlit landscapes with some light polution so they are rather different to citysacpes. For a Cityscape I would start with Apperture Priority myself to maybe even at high ISO to gauge exposure and any compensation required. Try posting some in looking for imrovement as it halp a few people

For a moonlit landscape I would follow what I have said before:
A landscape under moonlight (not light polution) requires an exposure of 1 minute ISO 400 f5.6 at full moon with a clear sky as start. Exposure will need to increase by 50% each day either side of the full moon. It just photo after that but focusing and framing are not easy. You can fire off test shots at ISO 3200 say to framing right.
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Re: By the moonlight

Thanks, Alf, great help. What i found in London was that AP gave too long an exposure, causing lights etc to overexpose. I then switched to manual and basically halved the exposure times, not at all what I expected. Shows it does you good to get out of your comfort zone.
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Re: By the moonlight

Nice images and processing Alf, its No 3 for me.

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Re: By the moonlight

second is my FAV just LURVE the stars in that bright blue sky and the sunset in contrast MAGIC !
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Nice images and processing Alf, its No 3 for me.

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second is my FAV just LURVE the stars in that bright blue sky and the sunset in contrast MAGIC !
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Thanks for that but its not a sunset but light polution from the next town up the coast Workington and a bright light from a construction site we dont have sunset at 1 am.
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Re: By the moonlight

An interesting set there Alf, long exposures deliver that smooth silky effect and slight star trails in 1.

Personally I've had good results with moonlight landscapes using a higher iso and a faster lens, f/1.8 @ 1/30 usually does the trick.
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Re: By the moonlight

No 3 for me, yes that star contrast is brilliant Chevvy I like that too.
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An interesting set there Alf, long exposures deliver that smooth silky effect and slight star trails in 1.

Personally I've had good results with moonlight landscapes using a higher iso and a faster lens, f/1.8 @ 1/30 usually does the trick.
Thanks for the comment Mark I rather like the movement in th eclouds

I did try some shot with the XZ-1 but it was happy

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No 3 for me, yes that star contrast is brilliant Chevvy I like that too.
Thanks Phil glad you like it.
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Re: By the moonlight

Great set Alf, number three for me - great long exposure coupled with the colours makes it a stand out
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Thanks for that but its not a sunset but light polution from the next town up the coast Workington and a bright light from a construction site we dont have sunset at 1 am.

DUH Sorry Alf
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Great set Alf, number three for me - great long exposure coupled with the colours makes it a stand out
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Re: By the moonlight

Here are a couple more shots from Friday night

The moon is behind the camera in this shot.


Moonlit parton beach 4 by alf.branch, on Flickr

The moon is out of frame to the left in this shot you can see flare from the moon and stones have shadows from the moonlight


Moonlit parton beach 5 by alf.branch, on Flickr
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Re: By the moonlight

I thought I'd replied to this thread already, but looks not.

Great shots Alf.

I think it'd be worth sticking a post on "Tutorials, Informative & Classic threads" with how you're getting these results for light polluted moonlit landscapes- a common situation in the UK (light pollution I mean, not being able to actually see the moon, which is rare).
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