Super Blood Wolf Moon 2019
There is a right way to photograph astronomical events.
That would include planning, choosing a great spot to catch the event, and using a tripod and shutter release with your long lens.
That's not what I did.
This is what I did.
- I planned nothing
- realized at 11:15pm that we had a clear sky and this thing had started
- got a jacket because it was about 40*
- laid down on my driveway
- hand-held at high ISO using my arms as a Human Tripod
- practiced sniper breathing and tried not to shiver as the cold seeped through my "Florida Winter" jacket from the freezing pavers
But it's all good, because my point was not to get The Best Pictures Of The 2019 Super Blood Wolf Moon. My goal was to enjoy the event and see it a little clearer through my 600mm lens than I could any other way.
So here are a few ok images of the moon from last night and this morning. You'll find better ones from people who prepared and have more skills photographing the skies than I do :D, but I hope you enjoy!
At totality, approximately 11:41pm
This morning just before 6am
Also 6am - I was shooting through the trees in my backyard and just thought it looked pretty :)
And a little before 7am. Love how the pine and palms were starting to be lit up here <3
Tech info: all shot with Canon 5D Mark III and a Tamron 150-600mm lens. The night shots were ISO 2500 - 8000 (ouch) and exposure times were from 1/2 second (ouch again) to 1/125. That means grain, which I toned down in LR and PS. Morning shots were ISO 400 with exposures between 1/100 and 1/200 hand-held.