Photo of the Day!

Here is the first of my many-to-come attempts at night photography. I shot this on the night of the lunar eclipse and then did the post-processing in Lightroom. You can see a few stars in the sky.

I saw this view of the mountains from my front yard while I was watching the eclipse and thought, “I gotta take that picture.” So in my slip-on sandals, I walked to the end of the street with my tripod and camera, set the exposure time, and waited before making my aunt watch my tripod and camera while I hurried home to put on some socks and wrap myself in a hat and scarf so I wouldn’t freeze in 34-degree-Fahrenheit (around 2-degree-Celsius) temperature.

That night, my aunt and I stood outside and watched the entire eclipse through the tiny screen of my camera since we couldn’t see it with our naked eyes.

You know what the most disappointing part was?

Just as the eclipse reached its full peak, a dark and stormy cloud arrived before the moon and that was it for us. My camera could barely capture the copper-color moon because of the clouds and after several moments, we decided it was time to wrap this viewing up and head back inside.

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Technical Details

Sony Nex-5T (f/9, 167 mm, ISO-800, 5 sec)

10 thoughts on “Photo of the Day!

  1. Love, love, love this photo!!! I wanted to learn how to shoot at night for a while, but haven’t done anything so far, other than shooting the moon the other night. You inspire me! Thanks.
    Have a great day.

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    1. Thank you. I think the most challenging thing about shooting photos at night is unless you’re out and about in a place with a lot of light, you’ll basically be blind which will result in a lot of experimentation in focusing, f-stops, shutter speeds, etc. Good luck. 🙂

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