Ok the gear is set up in the back yard. No telling how long I will be able to keep the moon in my line of sight. Not a lot of room out back to move around and miss the top of the complex.
The moon has popped out a few times and I have managed to shoot past the clouds/mist. I took off the filter to avoid the halo’s. Stopping down seems to help a tad getting past the mist. Decided to go with the Tokina because it seems to have less halo effects going on.
Going out every 15 mins or so to see if I can see the moon LOL
Oh yipee skippy at 10:09 the moon has come out from behind the clouds. I finally got onto the live stream of the eclipse so I can sit up here in the warmth and run out at the good times – lazy? More like cold and wet. We decided it would not be prudent to go our front tonight. So I am adjusting around the trees and roofs.
No way to use the D70 to shot a series from from one stationary position at 17mm to catch most of the arch. So much for setting the exposure on the brightness of a star. The clouds and drizzle kind of make that near impossible. So I am just adjusting each time I have to move the tripod. Scientific equations out the window and having some fun in.
Since this is the first Winter Solstice lunar eclipse since 1638 I am gonna freeze my arse off and try and photography it. Who knows maybe someday far away one of my future relatives will think it cool.
It is now err – 1:41am PT I have stayed awake! The clouds have been good to me . They have opened up long enough to get some shots. So much for watching the craters for 72 Min’s.
Well what I have is – well it is what it is.
So there you have a few of them. RAW=> JPEG => Cropped => and to the screen!