I found myself in less than ideal conditions in the early morning hours of April 15, 2014. In the city, and somewhat sleep deprived.
Had I planned a little better, I could have been in a beautiful location, well rested, and ready for the total lunar eclipse.
But I wasn’t. Sometimes it goes that way when I’m not shooting for a specific client. It requires a little more self motivation and determination to make things happen.
So, I stayed up to watch the eclipse, and I devised to shoot a time-lapse. 20 Minute segments at 400mm focal length.
I made it all the way until the actual Eclipse… and of course fell asleep. Seriously.
I awoke in a complete stupor to fire off one more raw image of the gorgeous red moon before me. Then back to bed.
What I learned was to prepare better for an event as unique and beautiful as this. Even if there is no related paycheck…
Thankfully, I’ll have a second chance this year… in Grand Teton National Park no less!
Expect more from me on that one :)
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2 thoughts on “What I learned from the Lunar Eclipse”
Andrew, don’t be so hard to yourself, nobody is perfect my friend! I am sure, next time you won’t miss a thing! Your work is, with or without eclipse, just beautiful!
Tebita! Thank you for the kind words :) I hope all is well with you!