Jun 23, 2011

Skywatch Friday, Season 4, Episode 50

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It's Thursday evening in Bergen, and time to enter the Skywatch Friday again. What better to do, than to grab a few shots from last week's Lunar eclipse?

Taking these shots was really hard, as I don't have a lot of practice, and the moon was far darker than i had imagined.
Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMugMy first shots were taken with long exposures, but I soon realized the moon moved during the 20-30 seconds. It was only after I reduced the shutter speed to less than 5 secs I was able to get something useful.

Unfortunately it took a while to find the right combination of ISO, shutter and aperture settings. As a result of this, all my shots are from after the eclipse was at it's peak.

These shots were taken in the south of Spain, in a small town at the coast. Fortunately for me, there was little "light pollution" in the area.

11 comments:

  1. Still impressive!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. Such a treat to look up in the sky with such gorgeous views!

    My Skywatch, please come by anytime.

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  3. Nydelige og fascinerende bilder!

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  4. Wow, even if you said you were not so happy with your shots because you had to grapple with the settings, those are still very beautiful. I am still trying to get good shots of the full moon, and the stupid me still try it without using a tripod. thanks.

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  5. Beautiful moon shot. I really love the colour. I still wish to have captured it but wasn't lucky enough to catch it..

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  6. Perhaps it was a good thing it took a little longer because this way you have captured some great colourful moon shots.

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  7. Thank you guys, for all the great comments.
    I was really satisfied with the shots, I was only trying to explain it wasn't easy.

    BTW, The next Lunar eclipse will be on December 10th this year, but I am not certain it will be visible where I live.

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