Harvest Moon 10/04/2017

Harvest Moon - October 4, 2017 at 10:07 PM. I attempted earlier in the evening to capture the Harvest Moon between an opening in the trees but it was too cloudy. I spent the next 2 hours in and out from our balcony waiting for the clouds to clear. When there was minor cloud coverage, I was able to get shots in but they were still bright. I had to set the exposure negative several steps to preserve the details of the moon. (This shot was -2.7 exposure - some of my others were at my camera's maximum negative at -5.) With night photography, a higher exposure is almost always needed to allow enough light in. The downside of this is that more noise is added to the image. By being able to shoot the moon at ISO100, there is 0 noise (an ISO of 100 is used for shooting in bright light).

Lens - AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR II @ 200mm on Nikon D5500