Old 10-31-2007, 05:54 PM   #1
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Default Is this a photoshopped picture?

I've never seen the moon look this large on a wide angle shot.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the moon only appear that "large" when you use a telephoto lens? And judging from the distortion, this shot was on the wide end of a wide angle. With a wide angle lens, the moon should appear small in the sky, no?



Another shot with the moon appearing smaller with LESS of a wide angle:

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Old 10-31-2007, 06:10 PM   #2
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You could write the photog and ask him how he got those results. I can't tell from the EXIF how long the shutter was open, but the moon shows no sign of motion in the sky...
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:17 PM   #3
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It appears this may have been a scan from a slide or print. With that said remember that multiple exposures are different from photoshopping in a moon. As long as the photo is taken on the same frame it can be comprised of two images such as a close-up of the moon and then the rest of the scene. Personally, there is nothing 'illegal' or 'wrong' with that since its all work done with the camera. I just with the XT had a multiple exposure feature. Maybe it does and I'm missing something?
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:25 PM   #4
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Well, multiple exposures on the same frame would be the same as using the layer feature in PS, would it not? The end result is an image that is not a representation of reality...
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By the way, my intention was not to call out the photographer as "cheating" on this picture. Before I got my zoom lens, I was always amazed at how big the moon or sun could look in a picture with such a lens. I'd always been stuck with wide angle lenses that not only gave a slight warped sense of reality (on the very wide end), but also were never able to capture this "large moon" effect. When I saw this photo, the size of the moon along with the exaggerated wide angle distortion caught my attention. The first thing that popped in my head was, "how is that possible?"

If it truly is a real image, I guess I stand to learn how something like that was captured.
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You guys bring up excellent points (perhaps I shouldn't have submitted my comment so quickly) - what about the exposure on that - when I've tried shooting the moon with anything in the foreground, it never works out, as it's difficult to get full sunlight on both. Compare to this, which is my favorite moon shot on this site...

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Thanks for posting that, Nick, I'd never seen it before. VERY cool shot.
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