Super Blue Blood Moon 2018

Nov 2, 2015
2
0
No red in The Netherlands, but still quite a nice capture.

Shot handheld.
WB: Shadow
f: 1/5.6
s: 1/320
Iso: 100

7DMK2 + 100-400 MKII @ 400
 

Attachments

  • NPF_5385.jpg
    NPF_5385.jpg
    657.4 KB · Views: 198

AlanF

Stay at home
CR Pro
Aug 16, 2012
8,580
11,319
Gaf said:
AlanF said:
Here is a quicky, hand held 5DSR 400mm II + 2xTC. Top is natural, bottom is overcontrasted and microcontrasted by racking up DxO Photolab, ugh.

I really like the bottom version. I think some additional processing when the moon is the only subject can sometimes make for a more interesting image (obv from my post). Either way, pretty cool that you could take that hand held.

You are right. A full moon is pretty boring because of the lack of shadows. And if you like detail, there is hugely more in my overcontrasted version.
 

AlanF

Stay at home
CR Pro
Aug 16, 2012
8,580
11,319
Don Haines said:
From last night.....

It was -24C outside, so I went out with a 7D2, 2X teleconverter, and a 150-600 lens on a heavy tripod. Surprisingly, the AF worked in live-view!

As it was chilly, I was quick.... this image is 22 frames stacked together.

Why is there a halo around the rim? How did you stack? I am also curious as to why you used a 2xTC on a f/6.3 lens. The DLA of the 7DII is f/6.6 and so f/12.6 will reveal hardly any extra detail and the 2xTC hits the IQ.
 
Mar 31, 2014
1,014
101
71
Center of my universe
Gaf said:
AlanF said:
Here is a quicky, hand held 5DSR 400mm II + 2xTC. Top is natural, bottom is overcontrasted and microcontrasted by racking up DxO Photolab, ugh.

I really like the bottom version. I think some additional processing when the moon is the only subject can sometimes make for a more interesting image (obv from my post). Either way, pretty cool that you could take that hand held.

I couldn't agree more; the bottom shot is quite interesting.
 

AaronT

EOS RP
CR Pro
Jan 5, 2013
267
586
Nice shots everyone! It was too hazy/cloudy in Windsor, Ontario last night. Darn! :(
 

danjwark

EOS M50
Oct 13, 2011
36
0
Shot this through my living room window as it was way to cold outside -25C (Edmonton Alberta, Canada)
Used my SL1 and a 55-250 lens. It's noisier than I would like but that seems to be par for the course with the SL1.
 

Attachments

  • IMG_1752.JPG
    IMG_1752.JPG
    560.4 KB · Views: 175

Don Haines

Beware of cats with laser eyes!
Jun 4, 2012
8,265
1,938
Canada
AlanF said:
Don Haines said:
From last night.....

It was -24C outside, so I went out with a 7D2, 2X teleconverter, and a 150-600 lens on a heavy tripod. Surprisingly, the AF worked in live-view!

As it was chilly, I was quick.... this image is 22 frames stacked together.

Why is there a halo around the rim? How did you stack? I am also curious as to why you used a 2xTC on a f/6.3 lens. The DLA of the 7DII is f/6.6 and so f/12.6 will reveal hardly any extra detail and the 2xTC hits the IQ.

The short answer is, that I was just goofin around :)

I wanted to see what would happen if I put the teleconverter in line, and ran the images through Registax... and to see if the wavelet sharpening could recover any of the lost detail through "mushy" optics....
 

AlanF

Stay at home
CR Pro
Aug 16, 2012
8,580
11,319
Thanks Don. Now I know the program I'll play with it.
 

Talys

Canon R5
CR Pro
Feb 16, 2017
2,098
385
Vancouver, BC
Thanks so much for sharing all your photos :) It was such a cool event for me to see, definitely worth skipping a night of sleep, and It's awesome to see this from other people's perspectives.

@Don - thanks for the tip on RegiStax! Something else to check out and play with :) :) :)

When you use a 600mm + 2x TC, does the moon still fit on a 7D from where you live? Where I am, if it's a supermoon, with a 1.4x TC on a crop, I can barely get the moon in the frame -- I have to use a geared head to compose it, and the moon's movement will quickly take it out of frame.

This time around, I went with my 6DII and used the 150-600 with no TC at all (definitely, there, it could have used a TC).
 

Valvebounce

EOS R5
CR Pro
Apr 3, 2013
4,552
443
54
Isle of Wight
Hi Folks.
Many great shots here particularly those of the blood moon.
I did pop outside and grab a couple of shots, it was cold and late and I was just out of a bout of “man flu” and didn’t want to refresh that so it was a quick effort, 100-400 L II with 2x III on a 7DII hand held arms length live view focus whilst shivering. I should have determined to spend longer get a tripod and wrapped up warmer! ::) :)
No blood moon here, but still a fairly extraordinary event so I’m glad I had a look at it, here is my not great attempt to document the event.

SE0A7890_DxO by Graham Stretch, on Flickr

Cheers, Graham.
 
  • Like
Reactions: mikekeck