Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Lunar Eclipse - February 21, 2008

So, my father in law inspired me to go and try to get pictures of the lunar eclipse phenomenon. It was really cold outside and there were trees in my way so I decided to take the pictures from inside the house. Thankfully, there are no screens in our window so I think I got some pretty good shots of this and I didn't freeze.
This was a great learning experience for me in terms of learning the usefulness of spot metering, longer exposure times, my tripod, and how to use the self-timer on my camera.
So, of course I ended up with tons of pictures and here is how I chose to present them. With the progression of time, I thought I was doing something wrong with my camera to get that rusty haze over the moon but I saw others' pictures and they got the same thing so I guess it wasn't me.
I wimped out and didn't stay up until midnight to get the other side of the eclipse but if you really want to know what it looked like, just flip this picture a couple times and you'll see..



12 comments:

--Lindsay-- said...

That is so neat!!! When I inherit my good camera, I think you should teach a class and I'll take it :o)

Amanda said...

GREAT pictures!!!!!

Shana said...

Very cool Christina!

apt said...

Well done, Christina!! Our eclipse photos are all really rusty. I love them all in one box. You're really impressing me with your mad skills.

Em said...

I love them! Way to go. And nice going on the storyboard. I need you to teach me how to do this in more depth than just what the class taught us.

SWEET!

Keri said...

Those look great!

amb said...

I love what you did with the photos!

Kim said...

That is so amazing! I love the way you put it together too!

Kim said...

That is amazing! I really like the way you put them all together too!

Kristen said...

Christina!! These look AMAZING!! I tried to take pictures of it, and I just got a tiny blob :( Haha, still learning those settings!

Great job!! Love the storyboard too - very professional!

Kerri said...

Wow, you could sell these to a publisher who prints science text books or something! Dang!

I agree with the pp...wanna teach a class on how to use manual settings?

Erin said...

Very cool pictures!