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avatar Olmsted Pt.
January 17, 2012 07:01AM
Couple weekends ago wanted to get to Olmsted with the moon still up....
Failed... still took a picture... set camera on 1 minute exposure and waited...
cold and windy.... car drives in the lot coming from the east...

ended up with this after playing around with the raw file:



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avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
January 18, 2012 12:40AM
Pretty nice. I like how the car's headlights lit up the tree.

BTW, you can take out the guess work about the moon rising and setting by using one of several apps for the iPhone.

The one I find most useful is The Photographer's Ephemeris: http://photoephemeris.com/

(Their computer app is free while their iPhone app costs $8.99)
avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
January 18, 2012 06:15AM
Kind sir,
I knew when the Moon set... I could see it. wink

Seriously though... it's another use for the much maligned GPS.
Sunrise/Sunset, Moonrise/Moonset... and with a few clicks...
for any day of the year...
I've been in the sleepy bag by 5pm many a "nights" and look
at that... "so... what was that date when I'll be able to be
able to have sunlight until 7pm?" (It's in mid-March)



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avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
January 18, 2012 07:21AM
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chick-on
Kind sir,
I knew when the Moon set... I could see it. wink

Seriously though... it's another use for the much maligned GPS.
Sunrise/Sunset, Moonrise/Moonset... and with a few clicks...
for any day of the year...
Yep, and you can select any waypoint/POI for the calendar location (current location is simply default).

Here's a free answer to the problem: Sunrise Sunset Calendars site (includes options for showing moonrise/set and solar noon)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/18/2012 07:22AM by ttilley.
avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
January 18, 2012 11:09AM
But does your GPS track the location of the moon (or sun) through the sky? Or in case of the moon or sunrise, let you precisely know the exact location where it will appear above the horizon or behind the mountain?
avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
January 18, 2012 01:05PM
avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
January 18, 2012 01:26PM
Nut shure if you mean those as rhetorical questions or not...

but the answer to both is "yes"...

The GPS I have has a Sun and Moon page which tracks the sun and moon and where they are in
the sky where you are. Using the compass you can match it up... or... if you needed to... you
could use that map as a crude compass as long as you could see both in the sky.



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avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
January 18, 2012 02:39PM
Cool – didn't know that.

That's definitely a handy feature for photographers.

But that leads me to ask, if you had all this information at your disposal, why did you fail to capture the moon above Half Dome at Olmsted Point?

Just wondering...
avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
January 18, 2012 10:16PM
Here's two screens from the eTrex 30:


and


As for why didn't I capture moon over Half Dome... well... I would have liked to have been there even earlier
than when I got there (which was 5:40am) when the moon was higher in the sky and lighting up Clouds Rest, etc.
better... but that wasn't the main goal. The goal was to get my butt to Echo Lake and skate around on it.
Taking photos takes a back seat to just hiking around and enjoying the scenery and, in this case, skating around
on some frozen lakes. So much so... that I ended up getting to Echo Lake at 9:15am. tongue sticking out smiley

I was able to get this fine shot IMO of Turlock from near OPG though:





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avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
January 18, 2012 11:20PM
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chick-on

I was able to get this fine shot IMO of Turlock from near OPG though:



You're sure that isn't Stockton? wink
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