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:
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: