I always have lofty goals of photographing the moon.
I think "Yep, the next full moon. You're going to photograph it."
The next full moon comes & goes, and I forget.
Then I read a new article about photographing the moon, and I tell myself "Ok, seriously. The next time the moon looks cool, you have to photograph it."
It happened like twice. And each time I managed to actually remember to photograph it, I wasn't pleased with the results.
Here's the thing about taking pictures of the moon; it's hard. Well, it's not hard... you just need the right equipment... which I don't have. And the right manual settings... which I suck at.
But, last Sunday morning, I heard all this hubbub about the "super blood moon"; the "total lunar eclipse"; the "this only happens a couple times a century" .... so, being the planner that I am, I told Siri to remind me 10 minutes before 9:00 pm to watch the sky.
At 8:50 pm, like clockwork, Siri sent me a reminder. I got out my trusty tripod & set-up shop in the backyard.
Zac & I fidgeted around with my camera settings for a good 20 minutes. We took about 40 frames, and I ended up with a few "decent" photos.
Without further ado -- here are my completely un-photoshopped, un-cropped images of the Super Moon Eclipse:
Yeah. Pretty anti-climatic. BUT -- I did get to spend 45 minutes outside with my husband, watching the moon & stars on a beautiful Sunday evening. That almost counts like a date, right? ;)