Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Location: Albany, NY
Date: Feb 20, 2008
Galleries: Sky, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Feb 21, 2008
Favorites: 5 (view)
|Variety of apertures/shutter speeds/ISO's with some bracketed shots.. just playing around most of the way through.
We need an eclipse in the middle of July next time so that I don't have to freeze, and my camera doesn't have to freeze up by the end.
Oh, and as far as my attempt and standing outside freezing as KaDi pointed out... I had planned out a spot to use to do the entire eclipse, but ends up I've been sick for 2 days and there was NO way I was driving anywhere to stand in the cold. I didn't want to miss this and unfortunately, I don't have any windows on the side of my house where this was occurring. I had the gorillapod attached to a window for the first part, but had to keep rotating it out further to keep the moon in the frame. Once I could finally see the moon from another window that sits overtop the downstairs neighbor's porch roof, I moved the whole thing to sit out on the roof. Once I finally climbed out on the roof and got everything set, I just had to click the remote though the closed window from there on out... with the occasional peek to make sure I wasn't losing the moon in the frame and to check on the exposures. Then, someone posted on here to use bracketing (duh!), and that saved me a few frozen fingers.
After all that, I'm really impressed that this last minute, unplanned attempt turned out as well as it did. And I didn't even look at the last half of the shots yet!
Thanks for all the nice comments and favorites! :) It makes the frozen fingers worth it!
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