My Attempt at Photographing the Super Moon

Last night a friend asked me how to take a photo of the “super moon.” In all honesty I really didn’t have a clue. I made a couple suggestions that included try a lot of different settings and see what works. After our discussion I decided to stick my head outside and see of the moon was visible here. It had rained most of the day and I presumed there would be cloud cover. To my surprise there wasn’t. So I decided to give it a shot.

I mounted my camera on my 50-500mm Sigma lens, set that atop my Induro CT 314 tripod and, as I’d advised my friend, tried a variety of settings. They all seemed a little “soft” to me, regardless of setting. (From what I’m seeing this morning of other posts of the super moon that may be par for the course). I opened the file in Photoshop, sharpened, and used the “Detail extractor” filter in Nik’s “Color Efex Pro 4 to crisp it up a bit. It’s a bit noisy but I’ll settle for it.


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