Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"Blood Moon" Lunar Eclipse


This was taken just a little after 1:00 a.m. as the eclipse was starting into the moon.
(shot at 1200mm with a Nikon D800)


These last two were taken about 2:30 a.m. as the eclipse was going through total and giving the moon a reddish-orange tent from the shadow of the earth.


(shot at 850mm with a Nikon D3s)


OK, now I'm going to go take a nap!



13 comments:

  1. Oh so beautiful. Thanks to you for the pictures. Oh you better have more then a nap.

    They are magnificent. Enter them in your local paper in your city. They are excellent!

    Nite, nite may you have a good missed sleep.

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  2. How cool is that. Never seen it we had rain. TFS

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  3. great shots Ron, i was at work last night, but did see the lovely colours of the moon.


    peter

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  4. Marvelous photos. It happened a little too late for me.

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  5. Sure glad the skies cleared where you could get your shots. These turned out nice.
    Thanks for staying up for the captures! I went to sleep in my recliner and missed all the action!

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  6. Your late night paid off, these are exceptional shots!

    The clouds rolled in just as the eclipse started over here on my part of the coast...

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  7. Very Nice! Lately, I have seen you working really hard for your pictures. So, how's feel to hold a pro body in your hand?

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    1. I like it a lot! I'm still getting use to the different things about the camera but I really do like it. I wish I had more time to take the eclipse photos though. My red moon photos were just a little soft/blurry and I couldn't figure out how to get it as sharp as I wanted. Being up int he middle of the night may have affected my brain power a little. LOL Maybe next time!

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    2. It could be your shutter speed is too slow. Did you use spot mettering on this?

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    3. I tried just about everything. I raised the ISO to get a fast shutter speed but then I started loosing the color. The fact that I was cold and tired didn't help much either. LOL

      I think you are right about the shutter speed though. I just couldn't find that sweet spot between ISO and shutter speed to get a really sharp image and get the color I wanted.

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    4. You shouldn't have a problem loosing colors if you raised the ISO. You must be tired! Next time we meet, I will show the trick how to get correct exposure, and sharp image by playing around the shutter speed.

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