The 2010 Summer Solstace Lunar Eclipse

A fanciful composite image of the moon phases through the eclipse taken at Cronulla, Sydney, NSW.

The moons here are larger than life size and the placement further to the left than it was on the night, but this allowed for a more pleasing composition.

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 21st December 2010, This photo: 8:10pm


  • jasnat93 said:
    Fantastic David loving the plane. Good work
  • Jano De Cesare said:
    Gorgeous image! Congrats!
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks Jason. Couldn't resist using the frame with the plane in it.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks!
  • peterb666 said:
    Oh simply stunning. Jaw drops.
    It was a pleasure to be standing next to you when you shot that series.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Hey thanks Peter. Took a while to eventually get to these, but there was no way I was going to try to process them on the crappy old laptop I had with me in Sydney.
  • peterb666 said:
    That explains a lot about my photos as I use a laptop (admittedly hooked up to a HD 24" monitor).
  • cobri30165 said:
    Great picture.............A lot of work !!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Well the laptop I had with me was an old Dell Latitude 810. It's about 5 years old and rather under-spec'd for this type of work. Also didn't have my usual editing suite or tablet. Much easier on my OSX machine with CS5, graphics tablet, etc...
    [] Thanks! Yeah, spent about as much time processing as I did to shoot it.
  • perpubl said:
    pleasing composition is an understatement. very nice....
  • twenty90seven said:
    Wicked! Great work Dave
  • twenty90seven said:
    I like how you included the one of the plane going past
  • Steve is the Coolest said:
    Stunning work. That plane is great.
  • S Bavido said:
    That is indeed incredible. Congrats on Front Page too!
  • Hsin Tai Liu said:
    Very Beautiful Capture!!
  • Arif hussain26 said:
    Congratulation...On Explore Front Page…………….............
  •  said:
    wow thats really cool
  • RaeA said:
  • wesbs said:
    Brilliant!! Wow!!
  • aalhammad said:
    this is really nice composition .great photograph .the plane is bounce
    thanks for sharing
  • sjmc1 said:
    Nice work dave ;)
  • keep it stupid said:
    stunning!, great work!
  • grazanna said:
    Wonderful picture, great work !
  • doug.terrill said:
    excellent work plane looks good
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  • gcardenas.450412 said:
    David !:
  • Luigi 77 said:
  • - f r a n k . p h o t o g r a p h y - said:
    fantastic work!
  • saba-licious said:
    CONGRATULATIONS on explore!! brilliant shot :D
  • apurdam (Andrew) said:
    I think fantastic is a good description!
    (Who are these goons posting unrelated links on your stream. I HATE that!)
  • ellinas_n* said:
    Very beautiful work !!
    Congrats : F.Page!
  • said:
    Beautiful and interesting! Well done!
  • Gaurav Dinesh said:
    This is a mind-blowing work!
    Congrats on getting *Explored*.
  • Plichard-Mickaël said:
    Nice work
  • Yosanties said:
    Awesome work, very well done!
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  • rondeboom said:
    You've got my attention: Fantastic picture!

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    You're welcome.

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  • greenplasticdave said:
    Good work :)
  • TaishiMatsumoto said:
    Wow nice capturing! Congrats on Front Page!
  • Dando88 said:
    Original work!
  • Ian Murren said:
    A treat for the eyes, great piece of work.
  • © Rizwan Mithawala said:
    absolutely fantastic work..nice light on the rocks..excellent composite
  • Tristen Murray said:
    Great work Dave. Great concept
  • said:
    Creativity, fantasy, imagination and a great photography eye are here condensed into this wonderful and relaxing landscape...the moon is extraordinary
  • Mattia Oselladore said:
    This is a great shot, congratulations!
  • Dr. Ilia said:
    Cool capture
    Your photography is one of the best!
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  • Siuloon said:
    Wow, a beautiful photograph... Well done!
    Congrats on explore.....
    Greetings from Polish.
  • sirVictor59 said:
    This is a fantastic image! - well done!

  • azo29 said:
    this is amazing! wonder how you do this :)
  • Luke Hertzfeld said:
    Wonderful composition you created. A brilliant idea!
  • austinliula said:
    Excellent and creative idea!!! Great work!!
  • said:
    Marvelous. Another fave, of course I think they all are.
    Congratulations on Explore!
    Have a sensational Monday!
    Seen on Ansaz
  • Fred Matos said:
  • suka 37 said:
    Hello David,
    Seen & Commented on Ansaz
    visit my image please
  • vulture labs said:
    superb photography! if you have the time please visit my photos here
    Many thanks
  • Arif hussain26 said:
    Congratulation...On Explore Front Page………………….
  • josche said:
    well done
  • willfire said:
    Exquisite! Love the inclusion of the flying machine ˆ•ˆ
  • Irriverentemente said:
  • FelipeI said:
    Fantastic work!
  • H G M said:
    Interesting !!
  • syber76600 said:
    Fabulous picture!
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  • durgeshnandini said:
    superb , never seen before such a beautiful eclipse shot.
  • M. Misheel said:
    Fab. Shot!!! Great Color!!! Congrats On Explore!!!
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  • SirGMcQueen said:
    never seen pringles look so stunning
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  • Ke_Si said:
    fantastic shot !!!
  • claire larkins said:
    beautiful! great shot!

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  • Dave Morrow's Custom Creations said:
    great stuff, love the airplane
  • anna.russelli said:
  • merijnloeve said:
    Just amazing, what beautifull!! Congrats on Explore!
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  • berpala said:
    I admire your stunning photostream. Thanks for sharing.
    I invite you to see a picture of me:
    (Reflections Cathedrale de Leon-Spain)
  • smckittr said:
    Thats really cool.
  • Fin-ster said:
    Love the image, great idea
  • 1D110 said:
    superbe cadrage
  • Dylan Toh said:
    beautiful work Dave - did you hang around there all night shooting this?
  • Walle { fabiana c. } said:
    wooow amazing!!!!
  • maha.ksa said:
    Wonderful i love it
  • jose_abc said:
    Very nice picture. Wonderful composition :-)

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  • Tommaso Manzi Photos said:
    Great shot!
    Please visit my photostream

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  • szymon piechna said:
    beautiful shot!
  • Nitramos said:
    Stunning shot.
  • said:
    Congrats ..Wonderful shot, no doubt it was Explored..
  • Ron Layters said:
    wonderful processing
  • Anthony Cain © said:
    super congratulations on getting explored.. amazing shot !
  • Franck Bouffard said:
    Marvelous image, nicely composed and shot.
  • hoveeto said:
    nice capture. bravo !
  • le cabri said:
    One of the best. Congrats !
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  • buckspix25 said:
    Great Shots !!!
  • leslie.june said:
    I am thoroughly impressed!
  • Yuki--chan said:
    Great work!
  • gisellovesyou said:
    Oh my... I'm out of words! :D
  • Rashid Iqbal. said:
    stunning !!
  • !Martin said:
    Awesome photo
  • mischiru said:
    Simply stunning!
    Seen in the interestingness archives. (?)
  • radarbrat said:
    Incredible Composite
  • Joy Luna said:
  • Bazpaul said:
    very nice....good idea!!!
  • scarsick said:
    Fantastic work! Bravo!
  • #2 Son/John said:
    Fantastic work!
    This photo was noticed in the A View Looking Up! pool

    I think this is a great image!
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  • VinothChandar said:
    OMG awesome!
  • B.I.L.NYC -100- said:
    This photo was noticed in the A View Looking Up! pool
  • Sunrise@dawn 風傳影像 said:
    Unbelievable record of the lunar!!!!!!!
  • M i k e Y said:
    Best eclipse photo!
  • Donna Irene. said:
    the airplane is INCREDIBLE,
    this is amazing.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    awesome :D
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Have you got a new camera?!
  • mmBax said:
    Congrats on getting explored.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks everyone too numerous to thank personally.

    [] Sure did. Now sporting a 1DIV to go with the 5DII. :)
  • red_lion said:
    Oustanding work
  • artland said:
    This is a wonderful shot!
    You are invited to post it to:

  • apophisnico said:
    amazing work!!!your composition is perfect!
    beautiful shot!!
    i like your work!
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Niiiiice :D
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    Beautiful picture !!
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  • barraxx said:
    Incredible serie....great work!!!
  • jonathmann said:
    Fantastic !
  • licensetoshoot said:
    wow! spectacular!
  • Jackson Atwater Thomson said:
  • MagicTyger said:
    Awesome shot!
  • sandrosax said:
    beautiful, wonderful super nice work
  • Tannachy said:
  • Luke-rative said:
    absolutley amazing!
  • Chief Bwana said:
    Too cool.
  • garrellmillhouse said:
    Wow, not sure what else to say except. Love the aircraft.
  • Jared Ropelato said:
    very cool!
  • Kelly the California Dreamer said:
    This took some serious skills, the explore was more than deserved!
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks :)
  • rominavalderrey said:
    tremenda foto!!!!!!!!!
  • valentino * said:
    bella fotografia
  • triolifoto (Mikel Trigueros Photo) said:
    Nice !!
  • Ramavarma Parameswaran said: