Hoooowwwwwl!

The crescent moon looked moderately interesting from my kitchen window, so I went upstairs, opened the back bedroom window and pointed my Fujifilm X-E1 and the Samyang 300mm f/6.3 mirror lens at it. I took a pile of photos, and some more of them may be useful later, but this one stood out to me as being worth playing with.

I made some adjustments in Lightroom (reducing the brightness, a bit of sharpening, and a simple black and white conversion), and cropped it right down to concentrate on the moon. Here’s my first stab at it:

Moon

Moon

Camera: X-E1
Aperture: ƒ/1
Shutter speed: 1/30s
Focal length: 300mm
ISO: 800
Taken: 12 August, 2013

And just to show how playing with a raw file can make all the difference, here’s the straight out of camera JPG version:

Before...

Before…

Camera: X-E1
Aperture: ƒ/1
Shutter speed: 1/30s
Focal length: 300mm
ISO: 800
Taken: 12 August, 2013

Which is a useful reminder to me that I need to look again at some images I thought weren’t of any use…

4 thoughts on “Hoooowwwwwl!

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    1. Les Post author

      Well, I’m inclined to agree that the unprocessed one is quite nasty, but I don’t think the edited version is that bad. Could be better, certainly…

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