Recent Eclipse of the Moon


Perspicador

Link Posted 28/09/2015 - 05:52
Beset by brightness around the core event of the Eclipse. Anyone else have results for this?

Quote:
... the best lack all conviction, while the worst
are full of passionate intensity.
W.B Yeats

derek897

Link Posted 28/09/2015 - 07:41
Here are my attempts from last night.



I know what i like, If not always why.

gfurm

Link Posted 28/09/2015 - 10:10
Here's mine. Lens a bit on the short side .



Pentax K-3 II, DA 50/1.8, Sigma 18-35/1.8, DA* 300/4, 1.4x HD DA Converter

derek897

Link Posted 28/09/2015 - 11:07
gfurm wrote:
Here's mine. Lens a bit on the short side .

Hi Greg, Same lens as myself, Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 and i agree its a bit challenged for this type of thing, although with your k3ii you would have extra cropping ability over k5iis.
Nice shot.
I know what i like, If not always why.

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 28/09/2015 - 11:16
Every time there's a lunar event to watch for I have to be in the car travelling when it happens...

The moon certainly didn't look any bigger or red last night from what I saw though.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

gfurm

Link Posted 28/09/2015 - 12:03
It was quite big just after rising. but at 3AM it didn't look any bigger than normal.
Pentax K-3 II, DA 50/1.8, Sigma 18-35/1.8, DA* 300/4, 1.4x HD DA Converter

MrB

Link Posted 28/09/2015 - 13:12
These were between 1 and 2 a.m. then cloud covered the Moon so I went back to bed!













Sorry there's nothing in the Earth's shadow region on the Moon but I'm not familiar with this sort of photography.

[ K-5 II and 55-300 ]

Cheers.
Philip
Last Edited by MrB on 28/09/2015 - 13:13

wvbarnes

Link Posted 28/09/2015 - 14:23
Hi all, My 300 F4. I was surprised by the drop in light at 3am so was unprepared. This at 1/30th handheld, I'd taken the tele convertor off by then to get a stop extra. great fun.


drofmit

Link Posted 28/09/2015 - 14:33
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
Every time there's a lunar event to watch for I have to be in the car travelling when it happens...
The moon certainly didn't look any bigger or red last night from what I saw though.

The "Supermoon" only refers to the appearance on rising and setting...
the moon gets enlarged by a lens effect of the Earth's atmosphere...
coupled with the fact that the Moon is "only" some 363383km from the Earth....
almost its closest [actually in the region of 357K kilometres]...
and therefore larger and brighter.
When the eclipse occurred it was high...
therefore, although larger by it's proximity to Earth....
you would need two photos taken, per example, last night and at the furthest extent of the orbit....
they wouldn't need to be taken at exactly the same place or time....
but would need to be at the same focal length...
and for certitude, the same camera!!
You can then overlay them in Pottyshop....
and see the difference.
[I've done this....
here, in France.....
where we don't have TV....
pubs close at around 6pm....
& I've run out of new books!!
]
{There's only so much wine, cider, beer, pastis./.. that a body can take!!}

And despite the chilly night... 3 degrees here by 4AM....
and they weren't singing...
but it was fun....
but, I'm shot to bits now!
Never be afraid to talk about your techniques...
"Give a thousand photographers...
the same camera, lens and scene...
and you'll always get a thousand different takes!!"
Anon.
Last Edited by drofmit on 28/09/2015 - 14:37

drofmit

Link Posted 28/09/2015 - 20:34
Perspicador wrote:
Beset by brightness around the core event of the Eclipse. Anyone else have results for this?

Where were you when this picture was taken....
a halo like this is often caused by haze...
either in the immediate vicinity at low level...
or an ice haze high in the atmosphere...
given that many were victims of cloud cover before the eclipse....
this may well have been a forerunner of that.
Never be afraid to talk about your techniques...
"Give a thousand photographers...
the same camera, lens and scene...
and you'll always get a thousand different takes!!"
Anon.

alfpics

Link Posted 28/09/2015 - 21:03
drofmit wrote:
Perspicador wrote:
Beset by brightness around the core event of the Eclipse. Anyone else have results for this?

Where were you when this picture was taken....
a halo like this is often caused by haze...
either in the immediate vicinity at low level...
or an ice haze high in the atmosphere...
given that many were victims of cloud cover before the eclipse....
this may well have been a forerunner of that.

Or might it have been a touch of condensation on the lens - it was quite cool!
Andy

screwdriver222

Link Posted 28/09/2015 - 21:45
I was out early this morning to catch the eclipse. I had some problems with the contrast between the bright and dark parts during the partial phase, to expose for the highlights or the shadows.

Also the lack of sharp detail in the moon kept making me think I was doing something wrong. My ideas on this is:

1; the sunlight is front on so there are no shadows caused by the lunar terrain
2; the light striking the moon during totallity is soft diffused light not direct sunlight.

Anyway I got few keepers. I must say that in my opinion photographs just don't do it justice, it was amazing to watch.

Regards

Jeff
Flickr link

alfpics

Link Posted 28/09/2015 - 22:35
screwdriver222 wrote:


Anyway I got few keepers. I must say that in my opinion photographs just don't do it justice, it was amazing to watch.

Regards

Jeff

Tend to agree there - but it was fun (and a bit cold) trying!!
Andy
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