Sunday, March 04, 2007

Lunar Eclipse



Well Saturday night was the lunar eclipse, I wonder how many other eclipse photos make it onto the DPB??
Does this even qualify? I mean, I took the photos FROM Taunton... ;)

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24 Comments:

Blogger Ame said...

You big fat LIAR! You stole these from the National Geography magazine from April of 1960!!!! LOL!

Wish we had it here...no moons out tonite I'm afraid! Well, that's because it's still DAY!

;)

12:20 AM  
Blogger Mountainboy said...

Hey!
You are always accusing me of some photo trickery! ;)

Well this one obviously HAS been 'shopped', but only to stitch it together. Wouldn't NG at least have focussed properly!
I suffered for these I'll have you know! It was chilly out there...

12:25 AM  
Blogger Ame said...

Yeah I guess so!

Focused and at LEAST showed ALL the PLANETS!!!

GEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ!!! You only showed SIX of THEM!

I think I'm seeing stars now!

=)))

12:28 AM  
Blogger Mountainboy said...

I think I squeezed a star or two in there!

12:33 AM  
Blogger Ame said...

Four to be exact!

Ooops, wait a minute....naaah, sorry, it was only a spot on the monitor! THREE!

BTW, I'm sure everyone here in DP land will appreciate you sacrificing your whatevers for this shot...

Actually very keeeeeewl!

;)

12:42 AM  
Blogger Chris & Deb said...

Nice photo stitch! We weren't treated to this eclipse tonight and I was hoping someone would post the photo. You put together an amazingly beautiful composition!

3:46 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Oh, this is lovely! I'm looking out my window here on the west coast of WA, USA, at a big, fat, gorgeous full moon (between the clouds). Fun to see what you saw about 8 hours before my full moon here. I was going to ask how you did this image, but you mention the stitching together. Really, really nice!
-Kim
PS, thanks for your kind comments about my window reflection shot! -K.

5:17 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

A stitch in time...

5:38 AM  
Blogger Felicia said...

I missed seeing it in person, so I'm so very glad that you shared your awesome photos. Great idea to stitch it all together - makes for a great effect.

7:48 AM  
Blogger Gerald England said...

So far Tel Aviv, Venice and Rome DPs have some pics.

Mine are still in the camera, but I'm not hopeful they'll be any good.

It was rather cloudy here. Saw the moon as the eclipse was starting, didn't really see it at full eclipse, but saw it looking like a crescent moon about half past midnight -- went to bed then!

8:59 AM  
Blogger jb said...

Veeeery nice!
Which setup did you use?
J

9:20 AM  
Blogger Mountainboy said...

Kim, I shouldn't have used the 'stitch' word as that has nothing at all to do with the technique I used!

I took the six images and saved them as 6 layers in Photoshop, then just cut out the background in 5 of them so the last one showed through. Then I jiggled them around so they lined up!
It was the best I could do after a couple of glasses of wine ;)

JB, I don't have any sophisticated equipment, it was taken on my Nikon D40 with a 55-200 lens, quite long exposures to capture the light so it was mounted on my cute little Manfrotto Modo tripod.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Ackworth Born said...

Some great shots of the eclipse.

My photos can be seen at http://ackworthborn.blogspot.com/2007/03/lunar-eclipse.html which includes links to photos on a number of DP blogs including this one.

11:22 AM  
Blogger don said...

great shot nice to see the different stage of the eclipse

1:51 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Awesome sequence. You make me feel ashamed of my little eclipse picture :)
You're probably wondering how I found your site but I won't tell you that. I promised. LOL

2:05 PM  
Blogger alice said...

I'm so jealous: too much clouds in Brittany to see anything...so I do enjoy your photo!

2:59 PM  
Blogger Abraham Lincoln said...

It is a good photo(s) in spite of how you got it. I don't know about the red moon though. I have seen a lot of those today and never saw one that I recall that bright of red.

Thanks for stopping at my blog and for commenting on the black flag.

6:04 PM  
Blogger Mountainboy said...

Hey Abe,

The red colour was not visible to the naked eye, it only became apparent after a long exposure.
I certainly have not boosted any saturation, nor anything else for that matter.

6:57 PM  
Blogger Bleeding Orange said...

You were lucky to see the eclipse. It was too cloudy here yesterday to see it properly.

10:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes I think your pictures qualify. I hate when people post pictures on their blogs that have nothing to do with their cities or towns or even countries.

That is just pants!

I really like your Moon!

11:33 PM  
Blogger griesmail said...

this is what I saw:

ONLY CLOUDS AND RAIN, pitty me.
First visiting your site, are you a cheater? those flowers seem real

12:33 AM  
Blogger Mountainboy said...

A cheater? Me?
Never! ;)

The Crocus? They are real, I did boost the saturation a little, but the original is not that different.

2:24 AM  
Blogger Tony Morris said...

There are some I took at St Margaret's at Cliffe on my blog

8:37 AM  
Anonymous kris said...

how did i missed this? absolutely brilliant!! well done :)

8:28 PM  

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