Last evening was a super moon, A total eclipse of the moon, and a blood moon. A self-proclaimed photographer’s dream. Well I spent 2.5 hours watching the event, which was totally cool I have to admit, so no complaints on the amount of time spent. I shot 348 images and tried a variety of techniques (that have proven satisfactory before) but none of them produced an image that I was happy with.
The image above is a composite image. At the beginning of the eclipse there were a lot of clouds in our area. If I exposed for the clouds the moon was nothing more than a big white ball of light with zero detail. If I exposed for the moon to reveal detail I couldn’t get the clouds.
So I exposed for both and merged them into one composite photo. 🙂
I couldn’t capture what my eye was seeing. We had a pair of binoculars and they did a pretty good job. You could actually see the moon and the “shadow” of the earth on its surface. I couldn’t capture that with my lens and I was using a 600 mm lens on a tripod with a cable shutter button.
I tried every setting I could think of and short of running back to the house and researching the proper technique I did my best to capture what I saw.
This image was taken as the last sliver of the moon was still white as the earth moved across the front of the moon. I got some stars in this shot as I exposed it for a longer period of time. A little too long because the moon itself is a little soft.
That’s it for today. Hope you enjoy your day. A nice weather day in our part of the world. Thanks for stopping by the blog and be careful.