Yesterday marked a special day in probably all of our life. We had the chance to see something we most likely see just once in our lifetime: a very long total lunar eclipse. I am sure you heard about it, so I won't write much longer about it. But of course I tried to capture a few images of this "event" - see how it turned out by reading further.
We went out to a small hill nearby to watch and capture the lunar eclipse. I already photographed the solar eclipse a few years back there, and after a quick check in the mobile-app Photopills I decided we will have a good sight on it from there.
I packed my Canon 5DsR and the Canon 100-400mm telephoto-lens on my tripod and started shooting.
The first image showed the moon in it's early eclipse. The second shows the moon at its full eclipse. I guess you have already seen a lot of images showing only the moon. I decided to include Mars (the small red point in the lower left corner) as well as it was so clearly visible.
I feel like the best image I had captured was as the total eclipse already was over. In my opinion the moon looks the best and the most interesting with this two colors. I also like the few stars that are around the moon.
But to be completely honest: I am not very happy with the outcome of the images. I didn't manage to get all the details in the moon because it never is fully sharp. I guess it was because it was very warm and the uprising warm air caused some blur in the image. But sometimes it is more than just taking images, sometimes to witness something special and unique is way more important than capturing the perfect image.
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