I was coming home from a late night out and the moon hung full, bright in the windshield. I’ve tried to photograph it so many times over the years and generally failed. Finally, a partial success, which I’ll indulge myself by sharing with the Net.
This is with the old pre-digital Tamron 70-210mm f/3.5, cranked to the max of course. You might want to click to enlarge.
The problem is that the moon is a light-coloured fully-sunlit object, but surrounded by so much blackness that your camera’s built-in light meter has a really tough problem. So what I did was set the ISO to 800, the aperture to f/8, and shot at every speed between 1/60 and 1/1000. This is the last, a thousandth of a second, which means that I could have used a way lower ISO setting. Pale sunlit object, remember.
In the interest of honesty, I should say Lightroomed heavily. I wonder if that’ll become a verb like Photoshop has? Feels awkward at the moment.