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Sturgeon Moon
« on: August 12, 2022, 04:51:59 pm »

I took a drive down to the San Luis valley on Wednesday evening to get some moonrise shots over the Sangre de Cristo range.
I shot with my new (to me) GFX 50r which I'm still getting acquainted with. So far so good.

Both shots with the Pentax 645 A* 300/4 and Kipon adapter. Focusing that lens was a challenge.





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Re: Sturgeon Moon
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2022, 06:18:48 pm »

I don't know what a GFX 50r is, but I sure like these photographs; very especially the bottom one. For some reason it reminds me of some of "Savannah" shots I've seen.

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Re: Sturgeon Moon
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2022, 01:14:18 am »

I don't know what a GFX 50r is, but I sure like these photographs; very especially the bottom one. For some reason it reminds me of some of "Savannah" shots I've seen.

Thanks! It's a mirrorless digital medium format(ish) camera that recently got replaced in Fujifilm's lineup making it more affordable for someone like me. The current model at this level uses the same sensor so it seemed like the one to get. The old 645D is going up on eBay.
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Re: Sturgeon Moon
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2022, 05:51:01 am »

There is a softness to these images that I find appealing. of the two, my pick is #1.

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Re: Sturgeon Moon
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2022, 06:34:37 am »

Nice touch, Matt. I too like the first for its softness. It exudes a sense of serenity.
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Re: Sturgeon Moon
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2022, 09:49:36 pm »

More nice work with the new black box, Matt! It looks like it's got potential for taking good pictures ;-)

No, really. Nice moonrise pix, especially with the row of trees adding another layer.
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Re: Sturgeon Moon
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2022, 02:58:03 pm »

I'm very fond of them both. Looks like it all came together just right for you.
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2022, 11:55:25 pm »

Very fine shots, both!
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Re: Sturgeon Moon
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2022, 05:12:38 pm »

There is a softness to these images that I find appealing. of the two, my pick is #1.

Nice touch, Matt. I too like the first for its softness. It exudes a sense of serenity.

I wonder if that was diffraction from my accidental stopping down. Anyway, glad you like them!

More nice work with the new black box, Matt! It looks like it's got potential for taking good pictures ;-)

No, really. Nice moonrise pix, especially with the row of trees adding another layer.

I'm very fond of them both. Looks like it all came together just right for you.

Very fine shots, both!

Thanks! I was concerned the clouds were going to block it or I wopuldn't find a good composition in time. Thankfully it did all come together. I love it when that happens.
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Re: Sturgeon Moon
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2022, 05:18:40 am »

I wonder if that was diffraction from my accidental stopping down.

By "softness" I didn't mean the sharpness of the image. I was referring to its emotional impact.
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Re: Sturgeon Moon
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2022, 08:35:44 am »

I wonder if that was diffraction from my accidental stopping down. Anyway, glad you like them!

Looks like a fair amount of haze (blue light scatter)  rather than lens diffraction to me.
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Re: Sturgeon Moon
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2022, 10:52:03 am »

I wonder if that was diffraction from my accidental stopping down. Anyway, glad you like them!

Whatever it is, I wouldn't try to "fix" it. It works great just the way it is.
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Re: Sturgeon Moon
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2022, 01:22:45 pm »

Thanks guys. I'll leave it as-is! :)
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