Friday, October 2, 2015

In the Darkness of Night

Finally, the weather has Fall written all over it.  Windy, very cool (60ish) and now wet.  Good time to catch up on some photo work.

Four shots of the lunar eclipse from my perspective.  I only wish that I had remembered it when the moon first came up that night, when it would have appeared to be larger than life as some people said.  I've seen super moons before and they don't excite me unless the atmosphere is really working for you.  Then it helps in getting a better picture with a smaller lens.  Without using my teleconverters I'm limited to 270mm which is fine, not too much grain in the images.

I labeled these as Beginning, Middle, Ending and Blood Moon.  What was interesting was that to look up with the naked eye at the final stage the moon didn't look so bloody but more of a faint spot in the sky.  Unless you shoot a lot of night images it's hard to get it right in exposure which is ISO, shutter speed and aperture.  The first shot was set at 1/1250sec @ f-11, ISO 6400 at 270mm focal plane.  The next two were 1/4000 @ f-6.3, ISO 6400 and 270mm.  The final shot was 1.3 sec @ f-6.3, ISO 6400 at 154mm focal plane.  I had one at 270 but I thought it was more blurred.  It would have been great to have had a faster lens than f-6.3 at 270mm but as one of my first bosses told me, "any one can do it with the right tools, it takes a real tradesman to do with what he has to work with....get it  as close as you can to perfect, it'll all work out."

All I can say is thank goodness for LR and PS.




Blood Moon  

1 comment:

Birdman said...

Good captures. That 270mm treats you well. My fav is that Blood Moon.