Total Lunar Eclipse

Total Lunar Eclipse

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I’ve been looking forward to tonight’s total lunar eclipse for a while now. When I saw the weather report last week I jumped for joy and cried at the same time. Snow in the mountains meant great skiing but it also meant I wouldn’t see the lunar eclipse at all.

Fortunately the clouds decided to part ways so that I could capture almost all of the lunar eclipse. As I left my friends house I realized the sky was perfectly clear and the moon was shining bright. Racing home I grabbed my tripod, remote, 70-300mm lens and set up outside to watch the eclipse.

Nikon D300s w/Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR:
(from left to right)
Image 1: 300mm, f/9, 1/160 sec, ISO 160
Image 2: 300mm, f/8, 1/1000 sec, ISO 160
Image 3: 300mm, f/8, 1/500 sec, ISO 200
Image 4: 300mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec, ISO 320
Image 5: 300mm, f/5.6, 1/6 sec, ISO 500
Sharpening and noise-reduction performed in Photoshop CS5.

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Aaron Meyers is a landscape and wedding photographer living in Silicon Valley, CA. His love of the outdoors makes for frequent forays into the Californian wilds, where he delights in the stunning vistas of Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Big Sur, and the Pacific Coast.

2 Comments

  1. Virginia
    December 21, 2010
    Reply

    Beautifully done sequence, Aaron!
    I like the way you put the images together.

  2. December 21, 2010
    Reply

    Wonderful! I knew I would see a good photo in the morning 🙂

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