Day #114 @ Photography Project 365

We had a beautiful, full moon today. As soon as my wife saw it, she reminded me to take my photo of the day.

I set up my tripod on our balcony, mounted my camera, focused and used my infrared control to release the shutter. The final step was necessary to avoid camera shake since I had to use a rather slow shutter speed.

Because it was night and the background, dark, I dialed down two stops of exposure compensation (-2EV). This was necessary because the camera's light meter would have automatically over-exposed the shot to generate a gray tone for the photo.

In Lightroom, I increased blacks, exposure, contrast and saturation. Additionally, I bumped up clarity, which is something I usually do not do.

joel@shutteria.com

2 comments:

Kyla said...

WOW! This is fantastic! You have some superb shots on your 365 project! Very, very nice!

J.J.S. said...

Thanks, Kyla. I really missed having a long zoom lens for this one though.