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The Full Moon



I clicked this picture using my Canon EOS 700D. It was a beautiful moonlit night and could not pass the opportunity to take a picture of the moon....
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I clicked this picture using my Canon EOS 700D. It was a beautiful moonlit night and could not pass the opportunity to take a picture of the moon.
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Behind The Lens

Location
Well, a photo of the moon can be taken from anywhere on our beautiful planet. This picture was taken from near my house in a caity called Bangalore in South India.
Time
I don't quite remember the time this picture was taken. However, I can say with utmost certainty that this was taken at night! :D
Lighting
When we look at the Moon, we see its bright light. While capturing an image of the Moon using a camera, you don't want the bright light. Hence, it is better to increase the shutter speed and the aperture value. The light entering the camera becomes less and the details are much more sharper. This is exactly what I did for capturing this image.
Equipment
This was shot on a Canon EOS 700D. Lens used was 55-250mm at 250mm. Although recommended, a tripod was not used for this shot.
Inspiration
I am fascinated by our natural satellite! Each time I look up at the night sky, I look for the Moon, whatever phase it is in. I thought I would try looking at the Moon through a zoom lens. And when I did, I was amazed by the details - craters on the Moon. This was my first shot of the Moon and I was very happy by the way the final shot turned out. I have not looked back since.
Editing
There was not much post-processing done on the image. A little bit of clarity was bumped up so that the craters on the Moon become more prominent. Finally, the image was cropped so that the Moon covered the majority of the image.
In my camera bag
I have my camera - Canon EOS700D, 18-55mm and 55-250mm kit lens.Eagerly waiting to buy new lens!
Feedback
The moon keeps moving. Hence, a tripod is recommended. A balance between the shutter speed, ISO and aperture is very important for this shot. Most of my Moon pictures are shot using the following settings: Exposure time: 1/750 sec. ISO Speed: ISO-400 F-stop: f/8 Focal Length: 250 mm

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