Almost full moon, June 20, 2013

Not super moon but nice one on June 20, 2013, taken in Lacey Park in San Marino, CA.

Took this last night in the park. It actually wasn't dark out yet but I adjusted the settings to capture details on the moon and not worry about the light in the sky. As the saying goes, shooting the moon is like shooting a light bulb and you really have to be careful not to blow out the highlights. 

So I tried to underexpose it a bit, having overexposed in the past. 

Camera & Settings: Nikon D5100, Nikon 70-300mm telephoto lens at 270mm, 1/1000th shutter speed, f/8 and ISO 160, -2 EV. It was shot as a jpeg and I processed in Lightroom. cropping about 90 percent of the original image. I could probably print it and get a perfectly nice 8 x 12 or so. 

No tripod. The camera was handheld. 

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