Friday, April 18, 2014

Foto Friday--Blood Moon

I would have posted these earlier in the week, but with my internet down, and then with my computer infected with some sort of annoying malware, my picture processing capabilities have been sorely impeded.

I did take a few pictures of the eclipse, but I didn't put much thought into it. Using the camera was actually a bit of an afterthought. I attached my 70-400 mm only to use it as a telescope to see better. Huh. This telescope takes pictures, too? Great idea.

Since I hadn't prepared for photographing, I ended up putting my camera on 16000 ISO (yes, that's three 0s), 1/60 sec at 5.6. (Yes, these photos were taken without a tripod--handheld in the complete dark.) I love my 70-400 mm. That is a fantastic lens, even if it weighs 3.5-4 pounds (yes, that's pounds, people. Sheesh. Just believe me).

These photos aren't edited much from the original. I wish I'd taken some time to set up the tripod, think about ISO noise, and exposure. I think I could have snapped some phenomenal shots.

Then again, I wasn't too thrilled to be up in the middle of the night to begin with.


  1. Great pictures. If you want more preparation, you will get another chance in June, right?

  2. Amazing shots! As I said, you just keep getting better!

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