Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lunar Eclipse

I arose early this morning and hauled my gear down to a local parking garage in order to get a clear shot of the Moon as it experienced a full eclipse.  I had to fight some wind gusts that made the longer exposures needed for this kind of photography trickier.  When the Moon is full and bright, a relatively fast exposure still works.  However, it kept getting darker and darker, requiring several shutter speed changes.  The longer the shutter remains open, the chances you will have a blurred shot increase.  I aligned all these photos so that the Moon is about the same size and position in the frame to give you an idea of the Earth's encroaching shadow.  The very bottom photo is a compilation of several shots throughout the morning in one photo.

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