Yesterday morning I had a whole lot of extra motivation to get up and out the door early. Not only did I have my usual City2Surf-preparation run, I also had a brand new Amazfit Stratos multipsort watch to test out (more on that very soon). Oh, and there was also a spectacular lunar eclipse to witness!
I was out of the house by five am. The lunar eclipse was already well under way, with the earth’s shadow approximately half covering the moon. It was an amazing sight and one that was highly distracting as I drove towards my destination. My plan was to photograph the eclipse, then head out on my usual run.
By the time I parked, the Earth’s shadow was almost completely covering the surface of the moon. The red glow was beginning to intensify.
I have photographed the moon before and found it quite easy to get a good result. With the lunar eclipse, however, it was much more challenging. The issue is that there is a massive difference in the level of light between the lit and shaded parts of the moon. After a bit of trial and error, I ended up with a few shots that were reasonable.
The Lunar Eclipse
As always on a Sunday, I’m linked up to the excellent #MySundayPhoto linky. It’s hosted by Darren Coleshill on the website Photalife. I highly recommend you click on the link (or the badge below) and check out everyone’s photos.
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