Lunar Eclipse Photos – Tuesday Dec. 21, 2010

Lunar Eclipse 2010. At 3.25am  (Tuesday Dec. 21, 2010)

Today I spent nearly two hours in the cold around 18-20deg taking photos of the Lunar Eclipse, this is my first time to take photos of an eclipse, and only the second time to witness such an amazing event. I was in and out of the house, there are times that it gets so cloudy and I couldn’t see a thing, thankfully I was able to get some good shots. It was easy taking a photo of the moon in it’s regular state, I just set the camera in manual mode and set the aperture between f/8 to f/10 and the shutter speeds at around 250 and 400 at iso 100 and everything will be fine and I can shoot handheld, but in eclipse, it’s really different especially when the shadow of the earth is covering only half of the moon. I wanted to capture both sides on camera but, if I expose for the moon the part that is covered with shadow wouldn’t be visible, and if expose to the covered part the other half is over exposed, stuff like those. But overall it was an amazing experience. I also created a separate post about the event that you can read here.

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