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Eclipse Revisited

Eclipse Revisited
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Copyright: Ken Ilio (flip89) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 120] (585)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10-27
Categories: Nocturnal
Camera: Nikon D70, AF VR-Nikkor 80-400
Exposure: f/5.6
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-10-29 15:07
Viewed: 1586
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here's my version of the total lunar eclipse that happened last October 27. This is a composite of several pictures ... Used the 400mm focal length of my lens, mounted on the tripod with the VR off except for the first two shots which were actually hand held with VR on. I never have shot the moon before, very difficult to meter and focus but I had fun and was surely a learning experience. Shot most of the photos at f/5.6 at different speeds ranging from 1/6 (first frame) to 3 sec (last frame). Took a lot of pictures (about 100), these are just representatives of the shots I took. We had clear skies for the most of the eclipse. Hope you like it.

Not much post processing except cropping and putting the shots together and unsharp mask after resize.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 331 N: 902] (5752)
  • [2004-10-29 15:19]

Right on, well done with this time of the moon.

A very good approach to the moon eclipse theme, Ken. I tryed to shot the moon several times since a bought my new camera and, till now, I got no success. I would really like to know more details about the technics to photograph the moon. I read your notes who tells about speed, aperture, and it was already very instructive. Ill try to make some other shots with this amazing subject. Thanks for sharing that. I think its the best eclipse sequence Ive seen here on TL.

Hi Ken,

Thanks for sharing, we were not lucky, the central valley was too cloudy to see the eclipse.

Sure it is a good challenge to take pictures of the moon, yours are sharp, good job.


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  • sito (60)
  • [2004-10-29 23:09]

this is one of the event Ive been waiting for. You also did a great job!

Really nice, compo is beautifull =)

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