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Eclipse of the Moon

Tonight Toronto clear skies through which to see the Eclipse of the Moon. In fact, the eclipse is still taking place until about midnight (it is 11pm at the time of this posting). After setting up the camera outside in the -15 degree weather (and a gusty wind) I was only able to get a few photos taken before my batteries both died. I was shooting with manual focus and exposure so I didn't get to bracket as much as I would have liked to but this one shot seems to have turned out alright. It was taken with my trusty 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 Digital Zuiko and my new Olympus E-3, which is perhaps not the best camera for this specific type of shooting but the live view, 10x enlargement, and swivel screen sure made focusing easier and saved me from kneeling on the freezing cold ground to look up through the viewfinder!

Taken 10pm, February 20, 2008.

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Eclipse of the Moon

Tonight Toronto clear skies through which to see the Eclipse of the Moon. In fact, the eclipse is still taking place until about midnight (it is 11pm at the time of this posting). After setting up the camera outside in the -15 degree weather (and a gusty wind) I was only able to get a few photos taken before my batteries both died. I was shooting with manual focus and exposure so I didn't get to bracket as much as I would have liked to but this one shot seems to have turned out alright. It was taken with my trusty 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 Digital Zuiko and my new Olympus E-3, which is perhaps not the best camera for this specific type of shooting but the live view, 10x enlargement, and swivel screen sure made focusing easier and saved me from kneeling on the freezing cold ground to look up through the viewfinder!

Taken 10pm, February 20, 2008.

Use of images on this blog: No image is to be copied, duplicated, or transfered from this blog for any use, personal or commercial (including not for profit use), without the explicit permission of the artist.  These photographs are provided for onscreen viewing via this website exclusively.

comments (9)

Fabulous shot for number 500. I couldn't stay up long enough to watch it.
Just realized that said shot 506.
  • Meegz
  • Canada
  • 21 Feb 2008, 17:48
Beautiful! I love the lunar eclipse. Glad you caught some of the orange glow before the batteries gave up.
Great capture Lain! I wanted to shoot it but it was cloudy in Paris area!
  • sak
  • Canada
  • 21 Feb 2008, 20:47
this is stunning Iain. tony and i were lucky to catch the eclipse from our balcony smile it was breathtaking.
Iain Myrans: Saf! Hey, awesome you dropped by. Hope all is well with you both smile thansk for the comment!
I never thought I'd say this. Thats a nice shot of the moon/eclipse.
  • Peter
  • Germany
  • 8 Mar 2008, 00:10
Beautiful. Looks really great.
beautiful! I love how you've captured the moon in partial eclipse. IT's beautiful!
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 10 Jan 2010, 11:26
WOW that is something. Beautiful!! Do you like the new E-3? I want to upgrade but not sure which way to go!!

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