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Lunar Eclipse
Lunar Eclipse

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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

Viewed: 738
Comments: 12
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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02/21/2008 02:17:34 PM
Now that's dedication! And this came out VERY well. Excellent work to get the shots (and very creative work, I might add!) and beautifully put together and presented. You should be very proud of this!
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02/21/2008 02:07:10 PM
wow this is really amazing. very impressive!
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02/21/2008 01:35:59 PM
Very nice montage. Looks like your exposure was right on the money. Great series of shots.
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02/21/2008 10:06:59 AM
Well done. We don't get clear skies down here in the City. But your photo sequence makes up for that ;-)
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02/21/2008 09:15:57 AM
Looks Great!! Excellent captures and presentation.

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02/21/2008 08:59:00 AM
Wonderful work!
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02/21/2008 05:08:58 AM
Fantastic shot, I'm glad I didn't make the effort as this is way better than anything I would have done!
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02/21/2008 01:24:17 AM
Nice "attempt" (as you put it...)!

ARE YOU NUTZ? Standing outside in the freezing cold in the middle of February what were you trying to do...catch your death? </grandma mode off>

It really is a beautiful series of shots. I think this ranks far beyond "attempt." If you were playing horseshoes you'd have a ringer not a leaner. Sweetly done. Kudos for your planning and execution!

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02/21/2008 01:12:11 AM
Impressive job of shooting and presenting the finished image! Excellent.
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02/21/2008 01:09:49 AM
Excellent job here...way to brave the elements ;)
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02/21/2008 01:01:12 AM
Wonderfully done! I wish I'd been that adventurous tonight but it was too cold for me!
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02/21/2008 01:00:46 AM
Nice! I think I like this one the best!
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