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    Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses

    From Space Weather.com:

    "BIG FULL MOON: This Friday's full Moon is the biggest full Moon of the year. It is a "perigee Moon," as much as 14% bigger and 30% brighter than lesser full Moons we've seen earlier in 2008."

    So get out your camera, your telephoto lens, your tripod, and find a scenic setting.
    The full moon is this Friday, the 12th. Since the moon is actually at "full" at 11:37 am on the 12th, you can shoot it on the 11th as well since it will be practically as full then as it will be on the 12th.

    As a bonus, the sun just let loose a a coronal mass ejection or "CME", so for those in the northern lattitudes, you could get arouras as well on the 11th and 12th. The solar wind blows at about 1,000,000 miles per hour, so it takes about four days to get to us.

    For those curious about how to shoot the moon, use manual mode and the sunny f 16 rule as a starting point.

    For instance, ISO 100 and f 16, use 125th of a second. Or f 11 at 250th of a second. Or f 8 at 500th of a second. And to be on the safe side, brackett. I usually shoot f8 and vary my exposures between 250th and 500th of a second.

    Good shooting and I want to see some of those photo's.
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    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses

    I hope it is clear in the Seattle area?
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    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses

    Doesn't look like it, Jimmy...darn-it!
    Keep Shooting!

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    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses

    Weather look decent for my area...I'll be outside.
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    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses

    I'll be out if my sky is clear or partly cloudy I'll have a shot.
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    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses

    Thanks Speed for the heads up. I will keep an eye out but they are calling for cloudy day tomorrow afternoon and evening, we will see.

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    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses

    It looks great tonight
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    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses

    It was beautiful on the way to work this morning. No camera though.
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    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses

    Already the 11th,here in Jakarta and cloudy...will try early morning....:cryin:

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    It looks great tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoRookie
    It looks great tonight
    Great shot!
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    Already the 11th,here in Jakarta and cloudy

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    Already the 11th,here in Jakarta and cloudy...will try early morning....:cryin:

    woohoo PhotoRookie -makes me want to howl.
    Hopefully, you'll have clear skies tonight!
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    I hope it is clear in the Seattle area?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy B
    I hope it is clear in the Seattle area?
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    Doesn't look like it, Jimmy

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    Doesn't look like it, Jimmy...darn-it!
    I have a solid overcast and rain here in NC.

    But it is suppose to clear up this evening...
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    Weather look decent for my area...I'll be outside

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    Weather look decent for my area...I'll be outside.
    Good man! Hope you get some great shots.
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    I'll be out if my sky is clear or partly cloudy

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    I'll be out if my sky is clear or partly cloudy I'll have a shot.
    Ditto's here. I'm hoping the clouds and rain will clear out as predicted.
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    Thanks Speed for the heads up.

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesV
    Thanks Speed for the heads up. I will keep an eye out but they are calling for cloudy day tomorrow afternoon and evening, we will see.

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    It was beautiful on the way to work this morning.

    Quote Originally Posted by mjs1973
    It was beautiful on the way to work this morning. No camera though.
    I try to carry my camera with me most of the time. I've caught some nice shots that way.
    So carry your camera with you tomorrow. :-D
    BTW, I've got my tripod in my car today, just in case I get a shot...
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    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses

    Well,it cleared some,but no lines-have got some before-and now I'm itching from some ants,shooting on my back in the yard !
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    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses

    Hopefully the weather will cooperate around here as well. Haven't shot the moon lately, other than when playing "Hearts" on the computer... ;)

    Will try with a good 200mm tonight, with and without a cheap 1.4x TC. And, if all goes well, will shoot again with a yet to be determined new/used 400mm, with and without the TC tomorrow night if the postal service cooperates...

    Looking forward to seeing everyone's shots...

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    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses

    I will have to see what the over cast does to day for my area.

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    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses

    Great shots, if I can see it I'll try and capture it, but here in Belgium (anytime of the year) it's hit and miss with the weather.
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    Here's A Cool Link

    That shows the difference in the size of the moon as it orbits the earth.

    http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2...c_fullmoon.htm

    And this is a great time to do night shots by moonlight.
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    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses

    thanks for the imfor will be out about tonite


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    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses

    Clear skies for me tonight. I have a nice view out my office window.
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    Re: Get Out Your Cameras and Telephoto Lenses

    Sweet shot Mike.

    What lens and setting?

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