Over the years I’ve tried photographing the moon a few times, but never with too much success. My kit zoom lens seems to show too many distortions with the bright moon against a dark sky. This week was the first of two Lunar Eclipses for 2014 (the next is October 8th) and I could see it in full eclipse (called Umbra) just after Moon Rise as I drove home from work.
As soon as I was home, I grabbed the DSLR and tri-pod. As it was just after Sunset, the sky wasn’t too dark, so I could still get away with a short-ish exposure. I ended up with plenty of shaky or out of focus shots, but a couple of good ones too.
Not too bad, I thought, from the front of my house within five minutes of getting home from work. I might have to put in a bit more effort for the next “Red Moon” in October.