Blood Moon

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Infocus Hub vs Blood Moon.

Q: What happens when a bunch of photographers from an Infocus HUB event go out to capture a Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon) and it’s cloudy? 

 

A: We turn the camera on ourselves!

Well, we did a bit of both.

So what is a blood moon? Just in case you wondered!

 

 

The moon may turn red or coppery coloured during the total portion of an eclipse. The red moon is possible because while the moon is in total shadow, some light from the sun passes through Earth's atmosphere and is bent toward the moon. While other colours in the spectrum are blocked and scattered by Earth’s atmosphere, red light tends to make it through easier.

"The exact colour that the moon appears depends on the amount of dust and clouds in the Earth’s atmosphere," according to NASA scientists.

 

 

Infocus HUB. So what we achieved was to gain some basic camera techniques, by using various shutter speeds, iso and Aperture settings and observing the end effect. Long exposures were great for non-moving landscape shots or star trails. But tended blurred for the Moon, even shutter speeds of a few seconds or so. So iso around 500 and speeds (1-2sec) with aperture f3.5, was suggested. (Other cameras may have been higher due to the limitation of the lens). But generally capturing the moon with as little movement as possible was usually the aim.

 

 

Some shots taken. Overall it was a successful, fun night and braving the elements for quite a few hours. Well done and a big thankyou  - Dave, Melissa, Laura, Albert, Elliott, James, Shona, Kathy, Rob 

 

Images: Infocus Photography & Video - Infocus Hub event 8th Oct2014.

Last modified on Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:55

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