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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.