An Early Attempt

Bare with me… This post is all about the mistakes I made and the resultant crap that I produced.

The Blood Moon

total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a Blood Moon, because of the reddish tinge the Full Moon takes on when fully eclipsed. When I learned we’d be expecting one, I quickly ordered a telephoto lens and tripod. My intent of course was to capture some good shots. My mistake was to have ordered an inexpensive tele-zoom lens that would only work if I were to have used manual settings. But having taken high school photo in the 70s I thought I’d be able to get some good shots. Here are the very poor results;

To sum it all up, these photos represent a calamity of problems;

  • Unstable camera, lens, tripod – resulted in too much movement
  • Lens choice – only manual, which is not suited for a novice
  • Lacking in understanding of lighting and lighting control

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