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Lunar Eclipse

When I got up at 2 a.m., Garstang was under a blanket of cloud, so I never thought that I would be seeing this! Luckily, I reset the alarm, got up an hour later and the sky was completely clear. This lasted until 6 a.m., when the fog descended. Perfect timing!

Is it a better image with the tighter crop?

Both were taken with a Canon 80D with a 300mm lens: exposure 0.6 seconds, ISO 1600.

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Thanks for those comments. The processing was done mainly in DxO, a form of raw processing software. It has a tool called Smart Lighting, which is particularly useful on back lit portraits, but I thought it might help here. It gave the moon a gentle glow. I also tend to prefer the wider view as it gives more a sense of the moon in space. I think that the longer exposure helped to bring out the stars. Much better than last year's eclipse!

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24 ene 2019

fantastic colours ! I personally like the wider angle but both are great.

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