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Are you willing to wait another 135,227,040 seconds until the next Blood Moon? Time moves slowly.
Are you willing to wait another 135,227,040 seconds until the next Blood Moon? Time moves slowly.
Mark Richards


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Speed II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date: Aug 28, 2007
Aperture: f5.7
ISO: Auto
Shutter: 1.6s
Galleries: Landscape, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2007

My partner and I had been getting excited about seeing a Total Eclipse of the Moon for several days.

At 8.37pm (AEST) the Sun, Earth and Moon were in total alignment, scattering light as it passed through the Earth's atmosphere and bounced off the moon in hues of bronze and red.

The first stages of the eclipse began at 5.53pm but as the moon passed further into Earth's shadow at 6.51pm, it will gradually dimmed to an unusual golden colour.

When the total eclipse began at 7.52pm it became a bronze and reddish hue before turning blood red.

Unfortunately the cloud got in the way for most of it but suddenly there it was a BLOOD MOON!

Camera on tripod, biggest lens available and set up the remote. Got focus as best I could and snapped away. I took 16 different shots on different exposure settings but this was the one I was most happy with.

Only editing was to resize the image because once I put the grid lines on, my rule of threes was pretty damned closed.

Statistics
Place: 101 out of 204
Avg (all users): 5.2678
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1286
Avg (non-participants): 5.3540
Views since voting: 752
Views during voting: 316
Votes: 183
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0


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09/10/2007 07:28:35 PM
Greetings from the critique club:

Critique by psart:

Composition:
This is a well composed shot. Positioning of the moon is great. Close to rule of thirds which brings viewers eye back to subject over and over. Image is framed well, using distances between subjects as I would of done.
Focus:
Focus is superb. Nothing to suggest here. Well done.
Lighting:
One of the strong points of this image, image detail is vivid no dark or burnt out details. Good job.
Overall:
A great image and title, about as good as can be expected for this subject matter. Looking forward to seeing more of your submissions.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/05/2007 09:25:14 AM
Thanks for the comments.

I knew I would lose votes because of my broad interpretation of the theme, but felt the need to share the photo, I'm actually really happy with 102nd because of that, about mid-range which is good, especially considering I could only take the photo in a 15 minute window and only a few hours before the challenge closed.

Comments really helpful and glad you liked it.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2007 09:14:32 PM
beautiful
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/03/2007 10:09:09 PM
Great shot! The color of the moon is wonderful!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/03/2007 10:50:17 AM
a tighter crop would be better
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/01/2007 02:39:33 PM
That may well be so, but i still cant see how this image portrays speed. 5
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/30/2007 10:21:16 AM
Bonus points for getting it in right at the deadline!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/29/2007 09:19:05 PM
WOW!!! SO NICE!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/29/2007 07:12:28 PM
A rather weak interpretation of the challenge, I'm afraid...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/29/2007 03:46:34 PM
this is a really nice picture but i see no speed in it
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/29/2007 12:24:57 AM
Nice picture. Worst title I have ever seen.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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