Anyone snapping the solstice lunar eclipse ?

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It's due around sunrise (21st Dec) in the UK, but the forecast locally is fog. Also very cold. For those with clear skies there should be some good photo ops though.
 

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But is it all that interesting to photograph?
I've seen a lunar eclipse, just by eye, in a clear sky. And although it is interesting it really isn't all that interesting. The moon just got darker with a dark red hue.
From an image point of view you could just change the colour in Photoshop of the normal moon and get just about the same thing I would think.
 

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But is it all that interesting to photograph?
I've seen a lunar eclipse, just by eye, in a clear sky. And although it is interesting it really isn't all that interesting. The moon just got darker with a dark red hue.
From an image point of view you could just change the colour in Photoshop of the normal moon and get just about the same thing I would think.
Thanks party pooper! :mad:
 

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Eclipse? There's an eclipse?:smile::smile:

Ooops, sorry. Wrong continent.

Took these last night.

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Taken with the 45-200mm handheld in California. My tripod won't let me point nearly straight up.
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Oh, I found a mini tripod that worked. :smile:

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that is an extraordinary image ... works beautifully at this size+resolution
 

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flasn and rpress - thank you!:bravo-009:

I'm such an idiot, I knew about it and thought about it...and went to bed and promptly forgot all about it!:dash2: I could have used my daughter's Olympus E620, too. Maybe she remembered to try it?

You both have taken great shots - very different.
 

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Thanks for the compliments guys! :redface:

I was experimenting with the "negative space" to give more a feeling of the expansive sky while keeping some detail. Also if I zoomed in any more it would be blurry. :smile: I tried to crop it so it was more interesting with a couple stars here and there and not a "mugshot" of the moon.

It seemed to work I guess?

I wonder how the 100-300 would compare to my 45-200 in this case? The 45-200 seemed to put forth a good effort.
 
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