Blood Moon and some more…

Hi there,

If you followed the news, yesterday, i.e 4th of April, 2015, there was a lunar eclipse. The eastern part of India, the 7 sister states and the Andaman Islands, they got the view of  the complete penumbra to penumbra eclipse, but where I reside, it was more of a glimpse of the umbra and then the waning penumbra. Nevertheless, I perched myself up on the tallest rooftop I could find in the vicinity, and waited. The scheduled time for moon-rise was approx 1800 hrs, I was there from 1645h. No way was I going to miss that 🙂
Reaching early had a benefit. I set up my tripod, and got ready with plenty of time still left. And I managed some sunset cloudscapes too.



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Once the sun set, the scanning of the horizon began, and finally, around 1845h, the generally pearly white, but temporarily red orb came into view. I shot many photos, but later found just this one to my liking of the blood moon.


Later, I continued with the shots of the eclipse for some more time. And then by 1900h, I came back. Then later at night, I shot a few more with the clouds passing over. Despite the noise in the photos, somehow, they seemed very soothing and peaceful.







I would like to try some more moon photos, but with a lens with a bit more reach. Till then, am satisfied with these. Happy shooting.