Relaxing Afternoon at West Point

I am onsite with a customer in New Jersey for a couple of weeks and they are are too close to West Point to not visit over the weekend. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon and it was great to have no reunion or WPAOG meeting agenda driving my schedule. I just wandered around, took in the sights and watched a few of the sports going on in the afternoon.

Cathedral Caverns

Went to Cathedral Caverns with friends today. I really appreciated the high ISO performance of my EOS M6. Didn’t have to carry a particularly fast lens and could travel light with just its 15-45mm lens. A bit grainy but I could shoot handheld without adding light. No way my old T5i would have handled this well.

Shooting a full moon last night

I’ve never been happy with my shots of a full moon. I’ve gotten good results with non-full moons but nothing I’ve liked with a full moon. Last night I decided to try to follow Tony Northrup’s instructions to see what I got.

I was shooting my Canon M6 on manual. ISO 100, 1/60 second f/8.0 with a Tokina 400mm lens, tripod mounted shutter fired by remote. Manual focus.

I stacked seven images using Registax and Tony’s wavelet presets. My first attempt at stacking the results didn’t come out like I wanted. Continue reading “Shooting a full moon last night”