Saturday, June 18, 2011

Last Night I Shot the Moon

Technically, it wasn't last night..

I'm sure most of you heard about last Wednesday's lunar eclipse. Well, here is the astronomical event, captured by my lens.


Such lovely evening it was! I took to the roof with my camera, tripod, and my brother's spotting scope and sat on the edge of the rail (my grandmother would have panicked at such an arrangement! Not to worry though.. the rail was pretty wide) and there I was, enjoying the best view in town, all that was missing was a cup of steaming hot cocoa.. (we were out of milk, it wasn't laziness that was preventing me from making one.. in case you were wondering)

The photo turned out a little less glamorous than I had expected, in fact, those are 12 photos layered into one on photoshop. Not bad though, eh? Considering it's a first time, and probably the last..

10 comments:

jnana said...

It's beautiful!

normal.is.overrated. said...

really beautifu!

F.emme said...

That is actually quite glamorous! I'm looking at it and wondering how long a time span does it cover?

Beautiful job!

Mariam said...

@F.emme, about an hour and a half, I was supposed to shoot through the whole three hours, but I was up there alone, and it got a little bit boring..

Glad you liked it!

MarieHarmony said...

Amazing! It looks really good Mariam. Great job.

Misha said...

Wow this looks gorgeous! What a nice experience, even if it was a little boring :)

Mariam said...

Thanks!! It only got boring at the end.. the first hour was lovely :)

Dunia.S said...

i dont know why im still afraid to shoot the moon, and the only reason that prevents me from the try is that i dont have the "RIGHT" lens for it !!
It's a lame excuse, isn't it? :)

so..tell me, what was ur lens here?

Mariam said...

VERY lame! You should give it a try :)

I used my 18-200 mm lens here.

Stranger said...

mashaaAllah! I think its perfect!