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Lunar Eclipse 10-27-2004 by dinyctis Lunar Eclipse 10-27-2004 by dinyctis
sooooo in the week of the 27th, we had a full lunar eclipse that was viewed by the entire northern hemisphere.

So i went out and took pictures. Unfortunately, i couldn't take pictures in equidistant time frames, because i had homework to do and i was also watching the Red Sox win the World Series.

So, i took about 50 pictures, and this is a homage collage that i did. I tried a bunch of layouts, and i like this one the best.
I did not use a telescope for this.

I used a camera with a 300mm lens. Since the camera is digital, it translates to a 450mm lens in the 35mm system (because the image sensor of digital is smaller than a 35mm negative)

I set up the tripod, and then used a remote cable release so that my finger pressing on the shutter didnt move the lens. Even with that, a lot of pictures were blurred or had a ghost image. These are the best of the bunch.

Make sure to leave a thought or two :)

EDIT: Print available and second moon on top row fixed, thanks to * eclectic-fusion for pointing it out. I always miss out some mundane detail =P
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dracostarhome Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
the bottom set is very beautiful and although you fliped and mirrored it, its a fanastic image overall!  I would love to have those in my room as one of those elongated posters.  ^_^

seriously, BEAUTIFUL! 
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catfreak312 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What about the one that happened late last night, earlier this morning? (Northeast Hemisphere I think...)
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Too early and too cloudy =P
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Dot-Desperation Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Stuff like this is the substance of dreams...
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Gwydion-Gwyn Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
ah that was my first lunar eclipse.

i didnt have homework that night i remember just turning up at my friends house and saying "dude- look at the moon"

we stayed up proper late
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mondaysucks4ever Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009   Photographer
Make a poster out of this and sell it for big bucks! this is AWESOME!! :D!!
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ladypoof Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
I've always been interested in the lunar/solar cycles.
Awesome Picture.
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schuylark Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Fab-u-lous! Very clean and crisp!
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:iconkeleenita:
keleenita Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
Amazing and beautiful...what a creative person u are sweets:-)
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:iconmatzi:
Matzi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful job on the presentation and exposure!! +fav
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Shelly-oneechan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
That's what I'm going to do tonight :)
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onewiththesea Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous compilation of all these shots! The layout is very nice and natural and you can clearly see the progression of the earth's shadow. Nice work!
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Maria87 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
"we had a full lunar eclipse that was viewed by the entire northern hemisphere."

It was viewed by the southern hemisphere too!! :shakesfist: At a much better time than you american suckers got it ;) (think, 7-8pm :D)
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007
It had to be in mexico and some parts of central america, because south america is almost in synch with central and eastern time zones!

Still, I read on some website that it was pretty much exclusive for the northern hemisphere. Glad you also got to see it :)
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Maria87 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007
nup, definitely not exclusive to northern hemisphere. Probably seemed like that because a majority of the world's population lives up there :P
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tysonius Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
Hey, very nice work! :bounce: I really like how you arranged the exposures--it certainly must have taken some time! I also shot with a 300mm. Even with a tripod, I had plenty of blurry shots, too. Guess practice makes perfect. Thanks for sharing!
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lsf117 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
great job
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shakart Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a m a z i n g
a m a z i n g
a m a z i n g
a m a z i n g
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kowalla Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007   Photographer
i haven't seen any better reportage of that event...really -not even from the recent eclipse...
you really devoted yourself to it...:clap:
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
I missed that one on the account that I didnt even bother to look at it because we got a relatively crappy view of it here in New York :(
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kowalla Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007   Photographer
that's a pity...it looked really good in Ireland but it was way too cold to go outside:/
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
It was almost the same for the 2004 eclipse. It was in october and was already chilly. I had to keep going back inside and questioning if it was worth it =P
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kowalla Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007   Photographer
:)
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rickyburn Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
like these photos, we had a lunar eclipse in Europe on the 3 March 2007, there are some photos on my page.(not as good as yours though! ;) )
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shots. Its a bit of a shame that you have mirrored the moon in alot of the shots though. seems a bit like cheating!

Alex
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
YOU BLOW MY COVAHH!
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Maria87 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
rofl hahaha... i see it now :D

you shoulda hid =Alex37's comment ;)
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ExplosionAnomaly Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007   Photographer
Does ~ExplosionAnomaly get to ask what lens you used for this? Or a telescope attatchment?
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
Yes, he does get to ask.





Okay, assuming that you do ask (being that now you're cleared to ask), I used the 300mm end of a telephoto lens (canon 70-300)
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ExplosionAnomaly Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007   Photographer
Sweet. Thanks a lot =)
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Paul-Joseph Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006
this is incredible
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HelenEllen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006   Writer
Hey, what's cool is when you shrink the window so you can only see one of the bottom row of moons at a time, and scroll sideways really fast.

Awesome collection there. Can't believe I missed it....

~LN
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alaiselanke Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2006
lovely
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plzen-czech Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
Awesome compilation of images, it looks great.

I have to ask though, the little moons at the bottom - are they all original pictures or is there a bit of photoshop rotation going on? ;P
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
Once they get to the middle, they are flipped =P
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:iconplzen-czech:
plzen-czech Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
that is both cunning and evil, but I love the pic anyway.
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
I had to do it because I didnt have a nice distribution. It was really cold that night and I was going back out to and from my balcony =P
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plzen-czech Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
well that's completely understandable, we can't have you getting a little 'nippy' in the name of a photo can we?
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
Its completely unacceptable. Well, was back then. Nowadays i'd probably stick around longer.
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:iconplzen-czech:
plzen-czech Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
but computers were invented so photographers didn't have to freeze a testicle every time there was a lunar eclipse.
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
Thats what they were thinking when they thought of the flip options in photoshop.

"hmmmm what can we do so that we dont have to freeze our asses off with an eclipse? AH! A flip option!"
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curtition Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
beautiful
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SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2006
woooo great!!! I love moon :)
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ArtbyZaheroux Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2006   Traditional Artist
I haven't seen a collage of the moon this good before! I really like the moons at the bottom. It's wonderful!
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DazeWolf Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
Oh wow gorgeous! I love watching the moon! It's one of my favorite hobbies. X3
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mysticnova7 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005  Professional General Artist
If I had $$$ enough I would buy it for sure...
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mysticnova7 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005  Professional General Artist
I don't know what to say...Just love it.
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Chrissyo Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Purtty =D Heaps good layout too!
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starr-blood Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2005
Awesome! Gotta love the moon :D
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streeturchinsdeceit Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005
O.O this is so cool!
i really like how you put this together. just great great work.
and i'll definately be looking through the rest of what seems to be a positively amazing gallery here. awesome job!
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