Tuesday, August 28, 2007
RED MOON AIRLINER
While I was shooting the eclipse in a timed sequence to be able to create a slide show, the shutter speed had to be altered.
By the time I was below 300/ sec. I started using a 10 sec timer. The aperture was open wide at 2.8 & by the time the moon was completely red, I was shooting at three seconds. Then a huge airliner came in at an unusual glide slope, seemingly to show the passengers the eclipse. I figured it would pass very close to the moon from my vantage point so all I had to do was estimate the time of it`s transsect with my shot & include in that estimate the 10 sec time delay. I had been having trouble also with the change in humidity & temperature that was causing distortion in my resulting shots. I took the best guess & clicked the shutter. .13 secsonds later & this is the result. The wavy lines are caused by the atmospheric conditions distorting the lights from the aircraft that was messing with the sharpness of my shots, but this one proved I hadn`t eaten too many blooms. Speaking of which, this is a replacement post for the one I loaded a few hours ago. I just put this one up to keep the sky watchers here up to date. Please do go see tonight`s bloom though. It`s below this post, & has a few tricks for the experimental photogs that hang here. I`m off to sleep for a few hours.