Eclipse

We are having a lunar eclipse! Here’s my best effort:

IMG_4889.CR2: 30D, EF 400mm 1:5.6L @ 1s, f/5.6, 400 ISO

IMG_4889.CR2: 30D, EF 400mm 1:5.6L @ 1s, f/5.6, 400 ISO

It looks decent but the focus just isn’t there.

Since it was -16ºC with a -22ºC wind chill, I was in no rush to go back outdoors. It wasn’t ridiculously cold, but it gets to you far quicker when you’re not moving and have your gloves off half the time, manipulating metal equipment. Unfortunately, the next total lunar eclipse visible from North America will be in December 2010, and December isn’t known for its balmy temperatures. What would please me is this next eclipse being visible from my balcony so I don’t have to lug all my gear outside into the snow!

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2 Comments

  1. Bradley
    Posted February 21, 2008 at 09:52 | Permalink

    Focus or not, great picture Rick. I missed it, guess I’ll have to wait a few more years!

  2. Posted February 22, 2008 at 03:02 | Permalink

    Ya gotta love that 400mil, Rick!

    Focus isn’t so much the problem,, I think its more just just shutter time . Anything longer than 1/15th appears to show signs of motion blur.

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