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Double exposure


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bobpilot Silver Member Nikonian since 08th May 2007
Sun 23-Jun-13 01:05 AM | edited Sun 23-Jun-13 01:44 AM by bobpilot

D3s (same feature on the D3x but I didn't test the D3x)

Double exposure seems clear. I set the camera for 2 shots double exposure, spot meter, Aperture priority, push the shutter release twice. Anything else to consider?

Here is the test I conducted:
First shot at a subject in bright sunlight.
Second shot at a different subject in shade.
The result is the first object is rendered on the second image.

So, will this work for an exposure of the moon? I'll try it tonight, but tomorrow is the BIG moon and I don't want to experiment; not enough time.

My idea this:
1. Set the D3x to double exposure mode
2. spot meter the moon and take the first image
3. move focus point to foreground and take the second image.

The problem I foresee is that the moon will have moved between the first and second shots.

even with bracketing, the moon will have moved.

I have an idea to accommodate for this, but I want to test it.

What are your thoughts on moon photography with a properly exposed moon and a properly exposed foreground?