Lunar Eclipse January 20, 2019–
I didn’t plan on the moon being so high in the sky…my tripod setup was a failure. Plan location the night before to shoot better next time! Need to learn how to steady my tripod. Ended up taking the camera off the tripod and I got nothin’. Too much shake to steady the camera looking up at almost the zenith in the sky. Used the Looney 11 rule and the moon was pin size. I’ll try to load some into Photoshop and see if I can salvage anything. I think I need a gimbel head for my tripod. Didn’t plan on batteries going out so quickly. The cold and the exposure really drain them fast.
What did go well: I was dressed for a blizzard and am warm and happy to have the opportunity tonight. I stayed up and braved the weather. I had a camera in my hand. I learned a few things not to do. Little by little…
Conrad Earnest’s notes from his spectacular shot on Facebook:
Conrad Earnest Rent a 600 mm telephoto or longer. 😂 I used a 200 mm lens with a doubling attachment (400 mm) and set my full frame lens to crop at 1.5 = 600 mm. 8000 ISO. I would have liked f2.8 and a lower ISO but the doubling attachment sort of killed that (f5.6). I focused manually on a nearby star in an attempt for better focus and them moved over to the moon. Under exposed by ⅓ – ⅔ of a stop so the rest of the night sky wasn’t so prominent. Basic LR panel adjustments. Little bit of curves and noise adjustment. Little bit of cropping. That’s about it. 🌕
You are very kind! I really appreciate the support!
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You’ve got this! I am excited to see your pics throughout the year.
It is fun to learn something new. Thanks for stopping in. Been thinking about your last few weeks–we are in your shoes several years ago with Mike’s parents. Hard to know what lies ahead, but one thing is sure–He will carry us all.
I’m impressed that you even tried. And I love that you shared your experience here! Anxious to see just one of your pictures!
It was a fun thing to do! I posted a link to my shoot if you want to see more…there is such blur but I am trying not to be embarrassed by my lack of skill/talent, but compare myself to only me.