Lunar Eclipse 2011

Photo of the full moon prior to the 2011 lunar eclipseThe last few nights had been foggy so I wasn’t being too hopeful about getting a good shot of the lunar eclipse this year. I also left my laptop at work, so focusing was going to be fun.  A quick test on the full moon before going to bed worked OK.  My longest lens is only 200mm but a 1:1 crop produced a reasonable image.

My alarm went off at 4:30am but I ignored it. Curiosity got the better of me and I got up at 5:00 to see if the sky was clear.  It was.  After a few clumsy test shots and testing different ISO/ shutter speed combinations I came up with one shot that I liked.

Photo of the early stage of the 2011 lunar eclipse.

I put the moon over on the right to include a few of the brighter stars nearby. I started a time lapse sequence but the clouds rolled in shortly after I took this so that’s all folks  😉

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