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Tech Talk / Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« on: Today at 02:57:00 PM »
A tripod is a must. If you don't have one, rest the camera on something. Not straight at the sky, something of an angle.

Make sure that there are no other light sources in your shot.

Open the aperture as wide as it'll go, bump the iso as high as you're comfortable with, and take your shutter to 30 seconds (usually the max).

Try to get something interesting in the foreground, like trees.

Trial and error, and lots of luck will get you there

...all accurate, for star shots. Completely wrong for the moon, which is actually extremely bright.

So taking your points on at a time, for typical moon shots:

A tripod is handy, absolutely not required.

Other light sources are irrelevant so long as your lens is not pointing directly (or nearly directly) at them.

Exposure for the moon is very fast. A full moon can be exposed at something around f/11, 1/250, and ISO 200. The smaller the lit moon the slower your exposure, obviously, but you are still talking medium apertures, fastish shutter speeds, and low ISOs.

Now during an eclipse the moon appears darker, so you DO want a tripod and you'd need a higher ISO (you still want a medium aperture to keep the moon's features perfectly sharp).

Using your suggested settings - widest aperture, high ISO, and 30 seconds - will result in a completely white blown out moon, no matter the stage or situation.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
« on: Today at 10:14:06 AM »
Sandy Cay. I think I need to bentch gomel...

Get that TR started...

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Just Shmooze / Re: Do you refrigerate seltzer?
« on: Yesterday at 03:15:11 PM »
No poll, stop wasting my time.

Poll added.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Do you refrigerate seltzer?
« on: Yesterday at 02:35:35 PM »
Any other suggestions?

@ pace where's the fire?
@ pace where's the fire?
@ pace where's the fire?
@ pace where's the fire?
@ pace where's the fire?

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Should I ask what prompted this earth shattering discovery?

No! A thousand times no!

Present gingi speaks the truth.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Do you refrigerate ketchup?
« on: Yesterday at 12:49:22 PM »
It all comes down to how you brush your teeth.

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Good thing your AC is only fighting about the water and not....

No one's fighting about anything. We just both discovered yesterday that we each use a different temp and we're each convinced that the other is a freak of nature.

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Vote now and help save my shalom bayis!

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Trip Reports / Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« on: January 17, 2019, 09:14:28 AM »
Except the fact that the Falklands was Wednesday and not Tuesday

That was actually my error :P

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Trip Reports / Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« on: January 17, 2019, 09:00:39 AM »
Every article on this trip has included lots of fake and embellished facts and quotes.
But I guess that's just how media works in general.

Except the Moment, surprisingly enough. I couldn't believe it when I saw the draft - extremely well written and accurate.

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Antarctica -- no longer interested

Explain yourself, young man.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Seen now on every boro park street
« on: January 16, 2019, 05:27:09 PM »
Who remembers the good old days of shopping bags on the parking meters? 13th Ave. was covered in them.

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