I set my alarm and headed out to view and photograph the Lunar Eclipse / Blood Moon of October 8th, 2014. Setting the alarm and crawling out of bed after just a couple hours of sleep is tough, but nothing near as tough as making a great image of the Lunar Eclipse that shows the night sky and surrounding landscape. I drove to the view point I initially had in mind, and the moon was way higher in the sky that I had anticipated. So I drove lower and lower, trying to imagine a decent place to show the moon & landscape together. I'm not totally in love with the final image, but I feel it's a fine representation of the scene I saw with my eyes. And as always, I enjoyed the time outside spent gazing at the night sky, getting lost in thoughts of its vastness and mysteries. Even saw a few impressive shooting stars. And now the technical stuff: This is a 2-image composite. One image of the scene, and one of the moon, joined together in photoshop to make the scene look more as I saw it with my eyes, not just only as the technically limited camera saw it. The moon was actually at that place in the sky, and the 2 exposures were taken within minutes of each other. I had more of a thorough explanation of the process at my previous eclipse image here: http://goo.gl/lMgnWf Thanks for looking!
|Canon EOS 5D Mark III|
|Focal Length:||28 mm|