View Full Version : Moon Halo - Nov 2012 in Cornwall

Ashley Cawley
23-11-2012, 06:28 PM
Just took a call from an excited RoadKillPhil who spotted a stunning Moon Halo hovering above my house, pictures never really do this sort of thing justice and it's not got photography but working with what I had (no Tripod :().

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8069/8210988461_8802cdb892_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashleycawley/8210988461/)
Moon Halo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashleycawley/8210988461/) by Ashley Cawley (http://www.flickr.com/people/ashleycawley/), on Flickr

23-11-2012, 06:38 PM
Love it

23-11-2012, 06:39 PM
its nibiru!

Ashley Cawley
23-11-2012, 07:11 PM
its nibiru!aka lens flare :p

23-11-2012, 07:14 PM
You don't need a tripod for shots of the moon Ash , I took this last night
Camera settings - f 9 1/20s ISO 100


I did use a 150 to 500 mm lens tho :D with the crop factor it makes it a 750mm lens
Cheers Bri

edit anything bellow 1/60 s will show slight blurring of the moon ? I think as it is moving so fast
if you click on the pic to enlarge it you can see how much the moon has moved by the double edge .

Ashley Cawley
23-11-2012, 07:42 PM
That's cool, thanks for sharing that. I do love photography but never really delve into it deep enough to learn it all, this will probably sound stupid but how do you focus in such a situation: it's really dark, the object is far away (so you can't temporarily shine a light on it), you haven't got a zoom lens to get an up-close image of the object in the view-finder... I've had this problem trying some night-time landscapes... but then you can change the depth of focus with the aperture can't you - that's something I don't play with enough... off experimenting.

23-11-2012, 08:13 PM
T^ Nice one Ash!

Yours is a good'un too bri!

23-11-2012, 08:41 PM
Great images there :wink:. I'm usually out at night Badger & Fox Watch or occasionally
our Peregrine family who hunt/feed at night using the artificial street lighting. I have Canon EOS
range of cameras & Canon Lens, I use Adobe Graphics software Photoshop CS-6 Extended
Lightroom 4.2 as well as various plug-ins compatible with both as Lr can be
used as a plug-in with CS-6 Ext or Stand Alone.
My EOS 1100D camera & one of my lens, image taken at mates house.

23-11-2012, 08:48 PM
I'm impressed David.
Would love to see some of your efforts mate! T^

23-11-2012, 09:02 PM
If that's the sigma 150 - 500 then its the same as mine got some fantastic photos of small birds last spring most hand held
sometimes resting on my coat or on a tree branch tis a good lens for the price.6012601360146015

23-11-2012, 09:12 PM
Wow - lovely photo! Quite a stunning shot :D.

02-12-2012, 11:00 AM
H Guys.. Great Pics... Suprising what you can do with a DSLR camera these days.. Took this a couple of years back with my old EOS 550D..