The moon wasn't exactly cooperative for me it hid behind some clouds as it came up over the horizon.
This is the moonrise shot I had imagined, just without the clouds in front of it.
I actually read some stuff about taking moon pictures before I went out. All I got from it was I had the wrong lens. So I ignored that and went out anyway.
The stubborn clouds just hung on the tops of the mountains.
Then the moon rose above them.
f/4 1/4 sec ISO-500
I tried some different settings. I found that the longer exposures made a fuzzy moon. So I played with a higher ISO. I’ve been kind of afraid of high ISO because it makes the grainy look. But it’s there on my camera so I should at least try it now and then.
f/4 2.5 sec ISO-500
f/6.3 1/4 sec ISO-1000 +1.3 step
The “+1.3” is from bracketing. I bracked
because I read something that said it was a good idea for moon pictures. They might have explained it something like this: The camera might get confused with the brightness of the moon and darkness of everything else so bracket and maybe you’ll get a picture you like. I didn’t finish reading the article, I got distracted with something else like a burning smell coming from the oven. But I did remember the part that bracketing was good. I know, I know Ken Rockwell says bracketing is for people who can’t take a picture right the first time. Well I am one of those people at this point.
f/4 3 sec ISO-1000 +1.3 step
f/4 30 sec ISO-200 +1.3 step
f/4 1/3 sec ISO-1000 +1.3 step
f/4 1/10 sec ISO-1000 0 step
I hope you had a moment to enjoy the big moon this weekend and maybe get some pictures too.