December 21, 2010
For the first time since 1632 a lunar eclipse happened on the Winter Solstice. Thanks to Twitter and Facebook we heard about it, bundled up like mad, and stood outside in the very very chilly weather to take some shots. Totally worth the frozen toes.
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Canon 5D mk II. ISO 800. 400mm. f/13. 1/80
Canon 5D mk II. ISO 4000. f/8.0. 1/13.
I used a 70-200 with 2x teleconverter for both shots. To help with focusing I used live view. It would be awesome to use some longer lenses or hook up to a telescope!
Once the eclipse happened I took the second shot. I raised the ISO quite a bit in order to capture the less bright, but much redder shadows. There was a fair bit more noise but it still looks cool.