Monday, June 30, 2008

Eclipse of the moon


TWENTY MINUTES INTO A FULL ECLIPSE, EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, FEBRUARY 20, 2008

Pentax K10D
Sigma APO 135-400 DG at 400mm
1/500 sec. f8
ISO 400

2 comments:

Robyn said...

This is great - i haven't tried these kind of shots yet. Looks great on this black background too in your blog :)

Moons must be in the air as I uploaded something similar in my blog today! LOL

Cheers
Robyn
www.robyncarterphotos.blogspot.com

HENRY KISOR said...

Getting moon shots is tricky. Urban air pollution often obscures good lunar photography. Fortunately, the night of the eclipse, the atmosphere above the Chicago area was "severe clear."

Even using the spot meter couldn't give accurate exposure readings, so I had to use almost every shutter speed and f/stop combination there was on my camera. I got lucky with this one.