Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Super Blood Moon
As everyone has no doubt heard and saw, we had a Super Blood Moon a few days ago. The moon was at it's closest point to earth, it was a Blue Moon, and there was a lunar eclipse going on all that the same time. I couldn't resist trying to get a few pictures while watching it with my eldest daughter.
I don't take pictures for a living and certainly don't specialize in night time outdoor pictures so my lens was woefully inadequate. I was constantly trying to tweak it to get a sharp focus but never could quite get there. Part of the problem is that after every picture, I had to stop, pull up the picture, zoom in close and then try and remember which way I had very very minutely adjusted the focus ring the prior time. The above three were about as good as I could get without a larger lens with more fine focus abilities.
While adjusting the focus for perhaps the thousandth time, I happened to snap the shutter while a jet was flying by the moon. As a result, you can see the picture below. The two lines were the wing lights and the two different colored dots in the middle were the different colored strobe lights. It turned out pretty neat if you disregard the out of focus Super Blood Moon in the background.