Lunie's Comet

© Martin J. Preslar

Lunie's Comet

Uploaded: January 13, 2006


This is my first attempt at zooming over a long exposure. I thought I'd give it a try while shooting the moon on 1/11/06. I thought that the result of this one looked a bit like a comet... Any suggestions or pointers for this type of special effects would be GREATLY appreciated!

This shot started at 28mm and zoomed toward 300mm during the exposure. Lens: Tamron 28-300mm XR Di LD (IF).
Settings: F/22, 1.3s, ISO-100, tripod used.


Jill Odice level-classic January 13, 2006

Interesting shot Marty! It does look like a coimet! I just started photographing the Moon myself, so don't have any tips. There are several astronomy websites with good tips for shooting the heavens :-) #374263

Martin J. Preslar January 13, 2006

Thanks Jill. I have seen a couple sites that had good info too. What would be really cool is to have a telescope with an adapter to connect the camera! Then you could take pictures planets and the like! But I suppose I should stick to one expensive hobby at a time! LOL! #2286427

Corinne M. Thompson January 20, 2006

Very neat for your first try..way better than my firsts (lol)! Keep up the good work! #2311115

Martin J. Preslar January 20, 2006

Thanks Corinne! This type of special effects shot seems REALLY HARD right now! The only other times I have tried it I deleted the shots from the camera! #2311163

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