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Bad Moon

The sky was awful all day. Just absolute shit. 100% cloud cover. I was depressed all day. I'd been looking forward to shooting the eclipse for a week. I left work and drove way away from the city and sat and waited anyway. Under the cloudy sky. Alone. With my tripods and cameras.

 

And then the clouds parted.

 

I was treated to 45 minutes of EXCELLENT eclipse viewing and about another 15 of intermittent. The sky was so awful all day, I really just wanted to *see* the red moon. But I got much more than that. I got more than enough time to shoot it.

 

For the love of God, please see it large, on black.

 

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my secret moon formula: ISO 800 (notice all the noise?) RAW capture (adjusted white balance and exposure slightly), 2.5 second exposure, f/5, 2 second timer (my remote didn't show up in time for this), and 1 second mirror delay. and a huge ass tripod.

 

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Taken on February 20, 2008