Photographing the moon

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:15 pm
I have seen a couple of contest entries recently which include a yellow moon. I am curious as to how this effect is achieved. Do you use some filter on the lens or a certain WB setting to get a yellow moon?
I have never seen a bright yellow moon. Not even the last supermoon looked bright yellow in my neck of the woods. It had more of a dull orange tint.
I am asking because I want to learn how to get a bright yellow moon in my photos without using photoshop to make it yellow. We can obviously make it any colour in photoshop.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:45 pm
Are you confusing Supermoon with Full moon?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:10 am
friiskiwi wrote:Are you confusing Supermoon with Full moon?

I don't think so.
The site says those dates there will be a supermoon. I am only going by what the site says.

I know we have a full moon once a month but we don't have supermoons every month.
From what I read, the supermoons happen in the years when the moons orbit is closest to Earth.

Anyway, I tried again to photograph the moon a few nights ago but I ended up with some strange photos of a moon with a moon reflection in the sky as well. It looks like two moons in the sky.
I am wondering if the reflection was caused by the moon reflecting off my lens and what should I do to stop such a reflection?

I also googled about the yellow moon and I found out such a color is caused by air pollution, so I guess only people in polluted areas would see a yellow or orange moon. ... oon-nights

I guess I should be thankful that I have never seen a yellow moon where I live. It must mean I live in a very unpolluted area. :-)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:22 am
The year I saw the moon with an orange tint, was 2014. I was in Melbourne at the time. It was the year of the moon eclipse and even then, the sky was too cloudy to see it very clearly and I got no decent photos of it.
I think its a matter of being in the right place at the right time with a good clear sky to get a good moon photo and if we want to capture a yellow or orange moon it has to be in a polluted area if the web sites are telling the truth about air pollution causing the tint.

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