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Wide cresent moon by idiotsavant Wide cresent moon by idiotsavant
This style of phototography is called astrophotography.
This was done using an Olympus OM1 and a Televue TV101, 4 inch refractor. This was shot at a focal length of 2250 afocally using a 12 Nagler type 4 eyepiece through a 50mm lens. The film used was Kodak E100 VS.

Let me know what you think, commments and critic's are welcome.
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tommyhawk13 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
Thanks for keeping film astrophotography alive.
What is your method for focus? I'm new at this, and I'm just getting my feet wet. I can never seem to get a sharp focus, even with a Hartman (sp) mask. Nice refractor, btw.
amoensia Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
I wish I have a telescope. :) Awesome shot. :P
nicholsy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007   Photographer
very interesting! i love this one! can u explain me what is refractor, nagler and eyepiece? the effect is multiplying 50mm to a 2250mm lens?
s963644 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
Fine shot. Eh, is it "cresent"? I thought it was "crescent". Whatever.
ToSSiT Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2005
Absoluty superb!!! :clap:
worldchaosbmx Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
awesome. Tiny bit blurry, but what can I complain about with a photo like this?
erwanbreizh Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
A splendid image!
RaumKraehe Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
i like this shoot a lot.
lady-atropos Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2005
This is such a peaceful photo to look at

The details are great
greydawg Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
I usually don't look at photography stuff on DA because there is SO much of it (seems like everyone and their cat has a digital camera these days!), but this one caught my eye right away.

I love the moon--I paint a lot of night scenes and the crescent moon is my favorite. Of course, I live in SC where our state flag is a crescent moon and a palmetto tree, so I'm a little biased there ;) Still, excellent shot--I can only imagine how tricky it must be to take pictures of the moon or the stars, and you definitely bring some more credibility to the photography scene on DA.
Twilights-Child Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2004
love it. =)
pupasoul Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful shot of the moon!! Love it. :D
wastextc Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2004
Pretty good for film photography. Some great proximity and clarity.
migiustifico Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2004
It's so great...
the moon...
really good work!

mrcrypt Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004  Professional General Artist
It could use a little more focus ...but that's a tremendous shot. You still got a LOT of detail. DEAD SEXEH ;)

Wild :nod:
idiotsavant Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004

i had a print made and the clarity on it is soo much better than the copy i scanned. All my pictures look better in print form than on the computer.... im guessing my scanner has a lot ot do with it since its been getting exponentially worse.
geeimsoloved Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004
Whoaaaa, that's awesome, I like the way you've only captured a small crescent of the light reflecting off the moon, but I think you should have cropped it differently.
nerval Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is wonderful, send it to :)
13ways Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2004
Really nice.
kil1k Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
wow wow wow :)
beautiful photo for an awesome technical work !!!!!!
i'm impressed :worship:
eatelsewhere Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2004
wow mate, amazing!
cat13 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2004
it's breath-taking!!!!! :clap:
checkEddee Featured By Owner May 22, 2004
best moon shot i've seen

great shot. :clap::clap:
tainted-love Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2004
Wow just how did you capture such a 'close' image? Excellent work.
idiotsavant Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2004
telescope ;)
theborax Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2004   Photographer
Cool shot!
zealivityfive Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2004
i don't understand anything in the description... but it is an excellent shot. don't like the font though. :P
idiotsavant Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2004
ya i never liked the font.. i wish it had no font and was better framed up
scylla Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2003   General Artist
"it is a great shot, however i would have liked to have seen the whole moon in the shot"

:laughing: Of course, that would have been impossible... Plus, a full moon would yield way too much brightness, unless he/she used a filter. Cresent moons are far more interesting than full ones anyway. On with my comment... I too very much like the placement. It doesn't appear that off-centered (which I tend to like, off-centeredness I mean..), but space is left on the bottom which gives it a very nice composition. fav..
goddessofmoon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2003
this is a wonderful shot!
ph-enix Featured By Owner May 12, 2003
beautifully done. you captured some great detail here and the cropping is very nice. i had a framed pic similar to this that a friend shot, but lost it when i moved. Doh!

i did notice that the white line border is a little sloppy. looks like you used the photoshop "line tool". the corners are messed up. a better method is to use the rectangular "marquee" tool on a new layer, fill the rectangle with white, then pick "select" - "modify" - "contract" 1 or 2 pixels and delete the inside of the rectangle. it'll give you a much cleaner border.
and if you're not using photoshop, then just ignore all that! LOL
CrystalCobra Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2004
I just thought I'd add an even easier way of doing line borders...

If you use the rectangular marquee tool and select and area then select "edit" ==> "stroke" then in the menu that appears you can adjust how many pixels you want the line to be and what colour....Very simple and easy :)
ne1 Featured By Owner May 3, 2003   Photographer
awesome shot... love it!

the moon is one of the most interesting things in life :) (Smile)
scotto Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2003
That is one hell of a moon photo. Great capture! :D (Big Grin)
steve-o-mac Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2003
Holy crap! this is amazing, good job!!
indiewhere Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2003
so clean, such a good shot, and to the guy who said get the whole moon, why? you can't even see the other half of it,

i think its good cropping, and good detail. Thumbs Up
souless Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2003
Beautiful!!! I have a shot in my gallery very similar to this titled "heavenly body". Not as good detail as this but similar. Again, great job!
olddragon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
A picture to put on your window when the sky is cloudy at night :) (Smile) . Very nice.
swerveontome Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic shot. and somehow, even though i have no right too LOL i take pride becauses i use an Olympus Om1, heh.
lobsterclaws Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2003
This is perfect, I hope one day I can pursue astrophotography myself, I'm very interested in it!
brooklyn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2003
man thats sooo cool ^^ I love it ^^
devildevine Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2003
Beautiful! Simply Beautiful! Amazing! +fav
onestar Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2003
A most impressive shot! Dang...that's sweet! :) (Smile)
bookdiva Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2003
Very well captured, I like the contrasts of darkness and light, the shadowing, nice how you can see the craters...and it's off-centered, and I like that, too!!

Centering isn't always the best for photographs, especially if you try to let the viewer feel they are actually there, within the photograph's walls.
yachtclub Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2003
Wow. Damn brilliant capture. You suck for an awesome capture. :D (Big Grin)
dade3933 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2003  Professional Photographer
Wow, super detail on this. I've been trying to do this for a while w/my digital, but I haven't tried it since I got my Rebel 2000. Your efforts definitely paid off. +fav
strepsil Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2003  Student Digital Artist
:O (Eek)

shepimp Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow. that's impressive! and i quote cameron "you bastard and your bitchin telescope!"
tiagoalvin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2003
We are accostumed to see many moon photos all the time, but this itīs reaaly a great photo.
frogesque Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2003
Nice shot, due to side lighting and shadows, lunar crescents always show the relief within the craters more than at full moon.
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