Aug 27 2007
07:37 am

You folks will be up at 5 a.m. won't you?

Advice on "Shooting the Moon"

When shooting an eclipse, remember that the reflection of light from the
moon is almost as bright as the day. So your camera's light meter will
trick you and read way too low. Use a long lens (300 mm or better)
focus on the moon, stop down to f 11-16 and try shooting about 1/25 sec.
Check your Histogram after the first trial shot to be sure you are not
jammed up on the right side of the histogram. If the bright light is jammed to the right, then shorten your shutter speed down to 1/50 or 1/100 sec. until the peak moves left of the right side. Then you will be OK. If the peak is jammed against the right edge, you will be way overexposed. Don't worry about the left side on this shoot.

I don't think there will be another full lunar eclipse until about 2010 or there about.

Those early birds, if the weather is clear, get up and start shooting early. One shot about every 20 minutes will give you a good series of images. The moon should be in full cover by about 6:30 just at sunrise.

hey, Corvus...

Who's the young kid in the picture? I know you and you're lots older than that.

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