Lunar Eclipse – October 2014
I’m a little late sharing these but wanted to show the lunar eclipse as the moon set behind Minneapolis. The main portion of the eclipse was over but the moon looked great as it sank lower on the horizon. Yes, I know the moon doesn’t actually sink 🙂
The key for getting a shot like this is to have a long focal length and to be far away from the object or city in this case. I’ve used an extender in the past but in this case I was at about 300mm to get the major buildings in the cityscape.
I love the results. I tried some moon shots myself the other day, but with a Canon EOS600D and a maximum focal length of 105, the moon will just show as a tiny pixel fart on my shots…
I know what you mean Cardinal. Without the buildings in this shot the moon would look much smaller and that’s at 300mm. If I shoot just the moon I usually go full to 400mm on the 70-400 and add a 2x extender. Might as well use a telescope at that point.