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Super Moon Photos with Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Lens

ISO 100, f/11, 1/80 sec, 270mm

ISO 100, f/11, 1/80 sec, 270mm

Last night, after some trial and error, and waiting for the clouds to move by, I took this photo with my Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 lens.  I used a tripod and remote shutter release to stop my vibration from effecting the picture.   I read some tips online about how to take a photo of the moon and they recommended f-stop f/11, and although I experimented with other settings, I found that that did create the clearest photo.  I’m so impressed with the ability to see all of the craters!  I ignored the light meter and just got the exposure right from educated guesswork and reviewing my photos on the monitor.

I edited it in Photoshop Elements Camera Raw.  The original photo of the moon has a tiny tinge of green along the top edge, which I removed by turning it into black and white.   Here’s the original image straight from my Canon EOS Rebel T3i:

ISO 100, f/11, 1/80 sec, 270mm

ISO 100, f/11, 1/80 sec, 270mm

That’s been cropped and changed to a quality 8 jpeg, but otherwise no enhancements or changes.

I also took some photos of clouds and trees around the moon.  I think I like this one:

Super Moon and Clouds and Evergreen Tree

ISO 800, f/11, 0.50 sec, 270mm