Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day 355

ISO 800, 45mm, f/11, 0.8 sec.

Day 355 - Passing through

Once again, serendipity wins the prize.

Last night I paced, I watched the clock, I watched the skies... they disappeared and reappeared amongst the clouds.

The magic hour began to arrive for the eclipse and we were in total cloud cover. I had planned to go out into the country to shoot the moon, but alas, what was the point.

For all of eight photos during the eclipse the moon was visible. With each shot I tinkered with my exposure... oh so close, just before midnight.

I digress. The whole point of the story, I pushed my ISO to 800 and left it there. When we arrived at the Mission Mill tonight to take pictures, the train whistle blew and I walked over to the sidewalk beside the track just as it was passing.

No time really to check settings, just get the camera on the tripod, make an educated guess and go for it.

ISO 200, 280mm, f/16, 1/15 sec.

And this is my proof that I stayed up way past my bedtime to play with the man in the moon.

What a trip. Next total eclipse, Wednesday, June 15. Think I will take June 16 off.


  1. Oh man! Great shots. I got zilch for today.

  2. Wonderful shots! I'm always very impressed with the images you make, nicely done!

  3. Both are wonderful! Thanks for shooting the moon; we had clouds roll in for the event. (sigh)

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  5. I am SO happy you were able to capture the eclipse, it was too cloudy here, we couldn't even see it. Excellent shot!

  6. awesome capture Terri! mine sucked, all covered in clouds.

  7. These are lovely shots. Lovely mood captured on the first shot and the motion feel is an added bonus.

  8. Really great shots. I can't wait until I pull off something like this! You're an inspiration. Thanks much! Levonne

  9. Breath taking, gorgeous shots.