I stayed up to watch the eclipse of the moon and took some shots as it progressed. The first image is the full moon about an hour before the eclipse began. From past experience I set my camera to manual mode, spot metering and varied the shutter speed (first image 1/640 sec, last 8 sec). I went out about every ten minutes (it was cold and windy) during the eclipse and took four shots each time. For the last set I stayed out about 20 minutes. Near the end of the sequence shown light clouds began to obscure the moon (and I was getting sleepy) so I did not capture the exit from eclipse. From about fifty images, I selected these, cropped them and use PhotoShop Elements to create this image. No enhancements were done to the moon images.
Added January 7, 2011: NASA has posted some great images of the December lunar eclipse and the January partial solar eclipse. Here are the links:
I do not get up early very often since I retired, but on Tuesday and Wednesday I awoke as the sun was rising. In my last job, I was well on my way to the office when the sun peeked above the horizon. The first two images were taken on the 14-th and the last three on the 15-th. For another impressive sunrise, check this Sunrise Soltice at Stonehenge on the NASA APOD site.
Ec'clectibles is a gift shop with beautiful art and jewelry. The store's windows are always worth a pause when walking along Patrick Street in the city of Frederick. This Christmas season they placed a winter scene with a model of their building in one window. The model windows are shown in the close-ups below.
I joined the Header Challenge team in November. We post a new header each week on a suggested theme. Imac is the founder and head of the team. The members vote for best header and the winner gets the gold. The links above will take you to the other participants.
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I am retired, married to a smart, talented lady who once thought we computer people were geeks and now is one of us geeks. I have a long time interest in photography. We live in Maryland, about 50 miles from Washington, DC.
My main camera is a Nikon D3100 with two zoom lenses (18-55 and 55-200).
[Portrait by Marianne Oct 2, 2010]