Lunar Eclipse

There's a total lunar eclipse, like, right now.  It's amazing :)  I've been taking photos like some kind of mad woman, because although they're not that rare, it's usually cloudy or at stupid times in the morning so I don't get to see them. 

total lunar eclipse

So yes, of about 45 images taken before all my batteries died this is the best one.  Not photoshopped (well, cropped and sharpened a tiny bit but that's all), still a little bit blurry but I'm rather pleased.  Most of the other images came out quite badly - there was one other decent one but it's a bit too bright for my liking.  Took a while to figure out the right sort of exposure I needed though - obviously I'm a bit out of practise, oops. 

That's a 5 second exposure at f4.8 (using a tripod, obviously).  Full 6x zoom, so about 210mm in 'normal' terms.  Not bad for a compact camera, heh.

I also tried to get some pictures of it when it was still only partial, but that didn't work, probably because I'd got too long an exposure so I ended up with a big round fuzzy blur - not even with any bits missing!  But totality is more impressive anyway :)  



  1. Jem's gravatar

    Pretty amazing photograph, if I may say so.

    Jem | 4th Mar 07 20:29

  2. Katy's gravatar

    ta :)

    would be extra-perfect if it wasn't that little bit blurry though, grr

    Katy | 4th Mar 07 23:02

  3. Amelie's gravatar

    I can't see any blurry bits :P

    ...compared to my picture, it's super-massively-over-sharp ;)

    Amelie | 5th Mar 07 0:12

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