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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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:icontommyhawk13:
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.
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amoensia Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
I wish I have a telescope. :) Awesome shot. :P
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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?
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s963644 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
Fine shot. Eh, is it "cresent"? I thought it was "crescent". Whatever.
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ToSSiT Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2005
Absoluty superb!!! :clap:
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worldchaosbmx Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
awesome. Tiny bit blurry, but what can I complain about with a photo like this?
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erwanbreizh Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
A splendid image!
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:iconraumkraehe:
RaumKraehe Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
i like this shoot a lot.
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lady-atropos Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2005
This is such a peaceful photo to look at

The details are great
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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.
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:icontwilights-child:
Twilights-Child Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2004
love it. =)
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:iconpupasoul:
pupasoul Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful shot of the moon!! Love it. :D
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:iconwastextc:
wastextc Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2004
Pretty good for film photography. Some great proximity and clarity.
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:iconmigiustifico:
migiustifico Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2004
It's so great...
the moon...
really good work!

:strong:
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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:
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idiotsavant Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004
thanks.

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.
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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.
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nerval Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is wonderful, send it to hubblesite.org :)
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13ways Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2004
Really nice.
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:iconkil1k:
kil1k Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
wow wow wow :)
beautiful photo for an awesome technical work !!!!!!
i'm impressed :worship:
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eatelsewhere Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2004
wow mate, amazing!
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:iconcat13:
cat13 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2004
it's breath-taking!!!!! :clap:
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:iconcheckeddee:
checkEddee Featured By Owner May 22, 2004
best moon shot i've seen

great shot. :clap::clap:
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:icontainted-love:
tainted-love Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2004
Wow just how did you capture such a 'close' image? Excellent work.
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idiotsavant Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2004
telescope ;)
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:icontheborax:
theborax Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2004   Photographer
Cool shot!
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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
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idiotsavant Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2004
ya i never liked the font.. i wish it had no font and was better framed up
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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..
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goddessofmoon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2003
this is a wonderful shot!
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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
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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 :)
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:iconne1:
ne1 Featured By Owner May 3, 2003   Photographer
awesome shot... love it!

the moon is one of the most interesting things in life :) (Smile)
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:iconscotto:
scotto Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2003   Photographer
That is one hell of a moon photo. Great capture! :D (Big Grin)
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steve-o-mac Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2003
Holy crap! this is amazing, good job!!
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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
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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:iconbrooklyn:
brooklyn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2003
man thats sooo cool ^^ I love it ^^
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devildevine Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2003
Beautiful! Simply Beautiful! Amazing! +fav
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:icononestar:
onestar Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2003
A most impressive shot! Dang...that's sweet! :) (Smile)
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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.
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yachtclub Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2003
Wow. Damn brilliant capture. You suck for an awesome capture. :D (Big Grin)
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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
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strepsil Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2003  Student Digital Artist
:O (Eek)



+favlove
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shepimp Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow. that's impressive! and i quote cameron "you bastard and your bitchin telescope!"
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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.
Congratulations.
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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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