Wednesday night I stood, and sat, on my front porch in the cold for an hour or so and made an attempt to photograph the lunar eclipse. My oldest daughter was out there with me for a while taking some video footage, but she said it was kinda boring and went back inside. My hubby and youngest daughter came out on occasion have a peek.
I took shots every minute or two or so. It started out quite colorful with the orange glow. At the height of the eclipse, the color was almost all gone. Then, as it lifted, the familiar bright white of the moon came back. The constant, but subtle changes in brightness made changing the settings on my camera challenging and kept me busy. The changes were not quite so subtle when I saw them on my digital lightbox and could see how it progressed so nicely. I decided to put several into one document. I like how it turned out. I just wish I had a faster lens and a little longer zoom. At the darkest point, I had to set the ISO to 3200 to get a halfway sharp shot and then, of course, there's also some noise as a result.
I enjoyed doing this project very much. My kids said, "It looks cool, like something you'd see in a Science book. They are my beloved encouragers! However they turned out, it was certainly fun to "shoot the moon!"
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