“Oh yes, this is why I usually do not make full moon photographs ON THE DAY of the full moon.” How could I forget? The full moon’s rising is typically accompanied by no light from the sun.
Cameras are still junk when compared to the efficiency of the eye. Contrasts make it cry. You see, the light value of the moon far exceeds ambient street lights, etc. When the gain is lowered so the detail in the moon can be seen, everything else goes overtly dark.
This camera failure can be used to make some cool photographs. But for the full moon, it’s better to make photographs the DAY BEFORE the actual full moon rising….maybe even two days before the event. That way there can be some twenty minutes of balanced light and we can actually see what is what.
Otherwise, we need to make (2) frames and blend them in an editing program.
Also, if you’re going to hike up a trail and don’t expect to come down until after dark….bring a flashlight. I’m so out of practice. Luckily, the moon sufficed.
Will anything be normal again?
Moon over Santee Kwaay Paay Trail Mission Trails Regional Park
Much better than anything I’ve managed, Mark. BTW, I’ve had to make use of the light app on my iPhone. 🙂