Sunday, 12 February 2012

Experimentasi Bulan Purnama (Full Moon)

Date: 9 - 11 December 2011
Event: Full Moon Shooting
Location: Kg. Bkt Sg. Putih, Ampang

This is an experimentation on shooting full moon.  I've tried a direct shoot of full moon before and this time around, I'm experimenting shooting with slow shutter and adding some elements in it.  As a start, I being shooting the directly to the moon to get the texture of the moon's surface.

Full moon and its surface texture.

Then, I added a tree branches as a foreground to it and focus straight to it instead of to the moon, thus eliminating the moon's surface.

 Full moon partly framed by the tree branches.

Then, by maintaing the focusing point and aperture (f20), and with a moving cloud around the moon, I set the shutter speed to 20 sec.  I got 'blurry' background as follow:

 Full moon with blurry background.

Finally, I reduce the shutter speed to get different effects.  Luckily enough, I managed to get a more dramatic image with different shutter speed.

Full moon with a more dramatic blurry background.
Don't forget to set your camera on tripod for the slow shutter shooting.  I'm a bit lucky as the element (tree) is in focus due to lack of wind around the tree.
Happy trying...!!!