Total Lunar Eclipse

I’m back from a short break. After a freak accident and a resulting death in the family, I’ve been away for a few days. I’m back for now, but will likely be away from the computer some more as we get all details ironed out and matters taken care of. In the meanwhile, enjoy a few more posts.

I was up all night last evening, finally hitting the sack at 5:00am this morning. But Mother Nature was on my side and, after a day of snowflakes and cold weather, the night skies opened up (with only a scattering of low clouds every now-and-again), allowing me to capture the total lunar eclipse. This first image was made at the height of the eclipse, when the moon looked a reddish-orange: Total Lunar And if you missed the eclipse, here is a composite I put together of the eclipse, from start to finish: Total Lunar Eclipse - composite of the eclipse And if you missed this opportunity, another one will be coming around in October. Let’s hope we have some nice weather then, too! Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 1D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF500mm, f/4 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC = 700mm
  • Bogen 3221 tripod, with Wemberly gimball head and made using a Canon TC-80N3 Timer Remote Controller
  • ISO 500 (with exception of “blood red” shot, which was shot at ISO 1000)
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • Shutter 1/60 sec. to 1/320 sec.
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