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Eclipse Time Lapse -tips incl. by JacquelineBarkla Eclipse Time Lapse -tips incl. by JacquelineBarkla

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This mornings total Luna eclipse (16/6/11) taken in Melbourne Vic (Australia land). Camera Nikon d3000.
Heads up on the next total luna eclipse on Dec 10th.

I was pretty excited to get up at the crack of dawn to see this seeing as I've never seen an eclipse of any sort before and they certainly do interest me.

Yes it was freezing but I found the highest hill and was ready to be awed (sat there for about 2 hrs ..) I shared the hill with 5 other independent photographers! was great :)..and the police mind you (think they saw a congregation of cars and suspected something was up. No drugs here, just cameras!)
Can't wait to see a solar eclipse now :aww:

By the way that haze over the town is due to the fog (thank god the night was clear! lately the fog has been pretty intense so I was obviously a bit worried about there being a clear morning or not phew!)

I would of liked to of captured the completed luna eclipse (as in all stages right up to the finishing point) but after the final stage you see there, the moon went a really deep red (there was barely any contrast against the sky) my camera could no longer focus on it :o was eerie..

edit: A few people have been asking for the camera setting for the Luna so here is a rundown ;)

Camera setting tips: For a regular moon shot you will require a F number of about 10-11 and shutter about 1/200 to 1/250 (iso/compensation will be dependent on the sky above your head, use your judgment) BUT when the moon starts to become shadowed (and the orange cast begins) it's essential to change the fast shutter to a slower shutter, about 3secs will be fine (the moon does move quick just like the stars, even at 5 secs you will see movement!) and an F number of around 7 otherwise your camera will pick up nothing at all and you will not get details. The lens I used was a 70-300mm. For close moon shots (with lovely detail that is) you'd probably want nothing less then 300mm ;) hope that helps! oh and tripod, tripod, tripod and a shutter release helps (so you don't move the camera when you take the photo) selftimer will work too ;)

ps. Also try and find something else you can include in the photo to give it relevance and something to contrast against (it makes the photo more interesting as we then know the moons size and location opposed to just having a moon hanging against an empty boring background). Towns and cities are always a good choice (man-made element) as being human it sorta makes you realise just how insignificant we really are here on Earth..

comments and :+fav: welcomed and appreciated


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Given 2011-09-09
=TimberClipse said; "What an absolutely wonderful time lapse captured! Everything about this image is superb!"

`SanguineVamp said; "It is phenomenally done and is a really cool concept that I haven't seen before. The lighting is beautiful, and the composition as a whole is amazing, showing the lunar eclipse over a city. Surely this wonderful piece is deserving of a feature!"

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Eclipse Time Lapse -tips incl. by *twistedclocks ( Featured by Anoya )
Critique by miontre Jul 30, 2011, 1:51:31 AM
Wow Jacqueline, this is truly stunning. This deserves a DD. It truly does!

When I first saw this, I was stunned! I really love the way you've manage to capture each frame, and how in each one the moon is evenly spaced. Would I be correct in saying that you took 7 different photos and then put them together on an editing program?

It's really interesting how you managed to get the moon to go red like that :aww: Or if it's just naturally occurring I'm not the one to know, I've never seen a lunar eclipse :blush:

A good Critique usually includes a point to improve :D But this one doesn't :hmm: And I'm going to justify that by saying; that firstly it's a great photograph as it is, there are only really two aspects to it (the moon and the city), and both are captured beautifully. It's good how you've captured the city, the photo wouldn't be near as great without it. The city adds to this photo to give it a sense of orientation. And secondly that I've never seen a lunar eclipse in my life, nor do I know anything about f settings etc., since I'm stuck on a point and shoot camera =P
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lexxi185 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
This is perfect.
So beautiful.
Thank you for sharing. Clap 
JacquelineBarkla Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
aw thank you so much :aww: :heart:
AnaArtAM Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013   Digital Artist
great, I share it in my new page…
JacquelineBarkla Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for sharing! great page you have :)
AnaArtAM Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Digital Artist
I'm glad you like the publication of your artwork, thanks..
Bartolotta Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Absolutely amazing!!  Great work!
JacquelineBarkla Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
Jack-the-drunk Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the tips!
JacquelineBarkla Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
that's ok :)
dandelion-field Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is incredible! How did you get the moons to slope down in such a straight line? Regular time intervals?
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