Date: Mar 10, 2020
Tonight got Super Moon.
Around 7:45pm, I already setup my camera and waiting for the moon to come up.
Don’t play play, I cleaned my lens, wipe the dust off, research how I am going to take the shot tonight.
Hre are some of the tips.
- Always use a Tri-pod.
- The moon is travelling at 3,683km/hour, so it is very fast. Try not to use a slow shutter speed.
- If I have full frame camera, then, should not use SS slower than 1/125s
- Unfortunately, my Fujifilm X-H1 is not full frame.
- And I am using a x2 teleconverter. So, I boh pian must use slower than 1/125s.
- And my 100-400mm with the x2 teleconverter furthur reduce my exposure capability. The maximum I can use is F9.
- Yup, I have telephoto lens. i.e. 100-400mm zoom lens with x2 teleconverter.
- Apply Looney 11 rule. By right, if I am using ISO100, then, I should choose close to 1/100s which is 1/125s. But since I am using a x2 teleconverter, boh pian, must use slower speed. And the moon might come out blur.
- Use a remote trigger. Because the wind is blowing very hard at 28th floor roof top. Boh pian, my camera is shaking all the time.
- Try don’t put moon in the center.
- Use Manual Focus.
- Use Exposure Bracketing.
- Use Day Light white balance.
- Shoot in RAW.
So sad. It is already 9:10pm. Look at the clouds so thick. Let’s go to sleep.
Manage to play with some multi-exposure shots. Quite cool. I overlap the left and the right side of my views and created a depth in this photo.
So, my first shot is the HDB, then, I swing to the right, and take the Bukit Timah towers.
So, I really kept all my camera gears, tripod, thiking that the moon will not come out nice tonight.
But then, before I went to bed, I take a quick peek at outside, and to my surprise, the moon came out from all the dark clouds. And the dark clouds is no more.
I quickly take my camera, tripod and rush to my roof top. Set it up.
I took varies shot of the moon.
Wind is blowing very very hard on the 28th floor. I can see my camera has tiny little moments. Haiz… going to be blue pictures again.
So, I started to play with my multi-exposure feature on my X-H1. Wow, I show the foreground with 10s and then zoom in to the moon and shot the moon at 1/30s. And my camera combine both frames and created this. Wow…
Let’s try another one. I placed the moon beside the tower and the HDB on the right.
Let’s do another one. Cool!!!!
Lastly, I make the moon even bigger. It is super moon mah.
And apply the Isntagram filter, this become a really big super moon.