Anyone snapping the solstice lunar eclipse ?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by blue, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. blue

    blue Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 1, 2010
    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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  2. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    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.
  3. qball

    qball Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 19, 2010
    Thanks party pooper! :mad:
  4. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
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    I would be, but its going to be cloudy:(
  5. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Few clouds and 63F - y'all Limeys can suck it! :)
  6. RicCRiv

    RicCRiv New to Mu-43

    Nov 12, 2010
    its way to cloudy :(
  7. sparkin

    sparkin Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 18, 2010
    Lexington, KY
    It's dismal here in Ky too - full cloud and snow. Then again, I'm a Limey. :eek:
  8. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
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    Eclipse? There's an eclipse?:smile::smile:

    Ooops, sorry. Wrong continent.

    Took these last night.


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  9. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
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    Let's see some results......cloudy and snowy here!
  10. rpress

    rpress Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 11, 2010
    Taken with the 45-200mm handheld in California. My tripod won't let me point nearly straight up.
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  11. rpress

    rpress Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 11, 2010
    Oh, I found a mini tripod that worked. :smile:

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  12. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 6, 2010
    that is an extraordinary image ... works beautifully at this size+resolution
  13. Kosta

    Kosta Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 29, 2010
    Awesome stuff rpress!

    and gordon, what did you take those on? hawt!
  14. ccunningham

    ccunningham Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 23, 2010
    No doubt. Like we've been used to the last three weeks.

    Oh and don't forget to mention the freezing rain.
  15. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Well done Rpress, a decent picture.
    Anyone else got it?
  16. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
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    EP2 with panasonic 45-200. Around f8. With a tripod.

    Really like rpress' shot. Great capture of the colour and detail in the moon.

  17. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    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.
  18. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    This really is exceptional.
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  19. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    Sorry, I was being a bit curmudgeonly.

    It was totally clouded over here, like it has been for weeks and weeks and weeks.
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  20. rpress

    rpress Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 11, 2010
    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.