Well I tried my hand at another sequence shot but between the fact that we only had half an eclipse before sunup and the smoke and mist in the area, it doesn't stand out as much as I would have liked. Totality was very dark here, almost invisible once the sky started to lighten. The last one visible here was in 2004 and that was fantastic...bright red. Not so great this time around. There is another one in Feb., the last for three years. I hope for clear skies!
Ten shots on one frame over the Ponce Inlet lighthouse:
Message Edited by Ben on 08-28-2007 02:12 PM
This is VERY cool, Ben!I love the orange glow to the base of the tracked moon. I'm assuming thats moon glow, and not sunup?
Very nice, Ben! I did one of these with my XTi while the 5D was on the telescope...hope mine comes out as well as yours (though I did get the entire eclipse here).
I think that glow is just a light behind the trees actually :-P Thanks though, better received than I would have thought! My 2004 attempt, using the n8008 was much better. I was going to use that again this morning but something is wrong with that camera.
Nice composite of the ten shots. I like the lighthouse anchoring the bottom of the photo, is thisFlorida?
Message Edited by hans98ko on 09-23-2007 01:19 PM
Thanks. Yes, this is the Ponce Inlet, lighthouse Florida. It is a multiple exposure and not edited in PS other than to resize it. I was planning to use my n8008 because it can do endless MEs (see http://www.launchphotography.com/LunarEclipse2004.html), but discovered a problem with it the day before. So I went with the D200s ME program, which can do up to ten (I have not found any way to override that). In fact, it is designed such that you are supposed to take the shots with 30 seconds max of each other or it will cancel the ME setting. So I discovered with experimentation that you can take as long as you need if you keep the shutter button depressed half-way the entire time. And so I wrapped tape and a small rubber eraser around the button on the cable release to keep it down :-) It worked!
I think perhaps I just needed longer exposures to make it stand out more during totality. But as the sun came up that might have resulted in over exposure.
Message Edited by Ben on 08-29-2007 01:40 PM
Very nice! Thanks for sharing