Here is my contribution to the total lunar eclipse we experienced at 4:57am this morning. Since Chinook Pass had opened yesterday, I decided to leave around 1am this morning and chance the weather to go see what I could see. The Pass was actually fogged in all morning, however it was mostly clear just a little downhill on the West side with a clear view of Mt Rainier.
All in all, it was a good adventure and was fun to witness another full lunar eclipse.
Thanks for lookin’!……
…..and if you’re interested in how this image was made, please feel free to keep reading…..
In an attempt to capture a descent, single exposure of both the landscape and the moon, I shot at f2.8, ISO 2000, for 2sec. That one was taken at 4:38am. Although the landscape was exposed ok (maybe a little dark), the moon was overexposed. So I had to use a separate photo of the moon I had taken earlier. While the moon was properly exposed in that photo, everything else was very underexposed. The moon photo I used was shot at 3:58am (f/4, ISO 800, .6sec) at 280mm.
I will post in the comments the two photos I used to make this final image. Although the final image may not be the exact result I was striving for, it will have to do. I’m moving on to something besides a “moon-blending” challenge. Haha!