Did you see the Lunar Eclipse last Wednesday? If so did you get any pictures? I wasn’t sure that I would be able to view it from our property, since we live within the city limits of Saline in an older subdivision with power lines, large trees and neighbor’s homes all around. I went out into the backyard at about 5:30 or so and I could see the earths shadow was partially showing on the moon. Decided to wait a bit before going out with my camera. When I did, it was difficult to view the moon in the backyard so I went around to the front and found that I could see it better but had to keep moving further and further, I ended up across the street, still having to avoid trees between me and moon and along with the branches on the trees around me.
I must admit it took some trial and error to get the right camera settings and get the moon in focus. I learned that the lens that I was using allows a setting beyond infinity that caused the moon to be blurry, so with some trying minor focus adjustments I was able to dial in where it was in focus. This was a learning experience for me for not only what I discovered with the lens infinity setting, but how the camera settings were allot different from what I have experience with my prior night photography. I totally love experimenting and learning more in the world of photography. Night photography is so different from what I do on a more regular basis, portraiture.
Hope you enjoy my results from the experience of photographing a Lunar Eclipse. Next time I will look for a better location to view and photograph from where hopefully there is a full view without the power lines, trees and houses, I’ll have to do my research before next April when the next Lunar Eclipse will happen.
Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful week.