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Neath the Cover of October Skies by Bill Shissler

November 2023 - Neath the Cover of October Skies

About the Image(s)

Subject: Geese flying under an October Moon in the afternoon.

Camera: Canon EOS R Mirrorless
Lens: Sigma 150-600mm w 1.4 Teleconverter
Focal Length: 247mm
ISO: 1600
SS: 1/640th Sec.
Aperture: f20
Purposely underexposed by 2 stops to contain the whites in the geese, the Moon & the Sky

Balanced the three bright elements with the blacks in the birds to make sure I had detail up and down the scale.
Ran the image through Topaz to keep sharpness and eliminate any noise.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
6 comments posted

Marina Neyman   Marina Neyman
Picture perfect.
I am wondering, Bill why are you shooting F20? I think f8 would be sufficient and your ISO could be lover.   Posted: 11/12/2023 11:07:13
Bill Shissler
Good Question.
I was shooting something in the shade on the water.
I heard the geese coming over the trees and wheeled around and started shooting. I did not have enough time to reset.   Posted: 11/16/2023 13:52:20

Bob Feldberg
Pair of birds is nice image. I think the moon and its position is a distraction and does not add to the image. Nice idea but the execution did not work for me. Birds seem sharp   Posted: 11/12/2023 15:04:12
Bill Shissler
Thanks Bob!
  Posted: 11/16/2023 13:50:03

Vinaya Mathews
Nice sharp image, with balanced exposure keeping all details intact. But I would have preferred the birds capturing while the moon at RHS top corner. Of course I know it is not easy, but just wished for   Posted: 11/16/2023 03:10:00
Bill Shissler
Thanks for the suggestion.
I think I might move the moon and check it out.   Posted: 11/16/2023 13:49:40