Phases of the Eclipse

A montage of phases of the lunar eclipse as seen from Mt Coot-tha last night.

The moon shots were taken with Shaun's 28-105mm lens (as the longest lens I had was the 50mm, which didn't really cut it).

Oh, and the exif info is waaaay out. A leftover from the fireworks layer I was playing with in photoshop.

See where this picture was taken.

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 28th August 2007, This photo: 10:36pm

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  • photo-dude said:
    This is really nice! I shot it as well, but only got the last half..
  • Nicole Pearce Photography said:
    Great work David, I thought about doing something like this but I don't have the patience to do it.
  • grafix chik said:
    So jealous. Where I'm at, the sky became too bright to see the latter half, or phase. Great image!!
  • tenaka said:
    Hrm, a 1600x version would be sweet for a desktop :-)
  • yinyang said:
    nicely done david :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Here in Brisbane we had a pretty good view of the whole thing, albeit with some cloud in the first half making for sporadic and tricky shots.

    Thanks Nicole. A small group of us camped out on Mt Coot-tha for the duration. We even got interviewed by the paper (Courier Mail, should be in the late edition for today apparently).

    Ah well we didn't get the March one for similar reasons I think (too long ago to remember exactly).

    1600x1200 do ? or is it 1680x1050 ? How many moons would you like ? I'm sure I can put something together :)

    Thanks Albert :) I had to borrow Shaun's lens, otherwise these moons would be considerably smaller, or in b&w (need to get the film developed to see how they came out).
  • Yorri¢k said:
    great job david!!!

    wished i had thought of doing this now....i changed spots a dozern times instead
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Richard :) We were too lazy to move anywhere else, but then we did have folding chairs, food, lots of cameras, etc...
  • tenaka said:
    1440x900 for my work desktop :P
  • Peter Hegarty said:
    We always want longer don't we..
    I even tried my 400mm with a doubler - got close but too little light for my old eyes to focus with. Ended up mainly using my canon 70-200L .
  • David de Groot said:
    Damn right, where's that Canon 1200mm lens when you need it eh ? ;-)
    Mind you a 400 with a 2x on it would have done. But you'd need the 400/2.8 to allow you to focus effectively, and my budget doesn't stretch that far.
  • photo by Alison said:
    This is fabulous.... great for all the kids out there who had to so an assignment on the Lunar Eclipse!! :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Wouldn't you just spit if you were a kid with an assignment and happened to live in a part of the country that was clouded over last night ? I guess that's when flickr and the like come into their own ;-)
  • photo by Alison said:
    yes! ...and yes!
  • Ror said:
    Sensational image. You HAVE to be happy with that!

    (Desktop image size of 1900x1200 would see it take permanent fixture on my work desktop :)