About an hour and a half ago I tried photographing the so-called 'blood moon' — the moon just before tonight's lunar eclipse. Apparently much of New Zealand won't get to see it because of extensive cloud, but here in the valley we've been lucky: the sky's almost cloudless, alive with stars. I tried photographing the moon and quickly realised the difficulty — the exposure had to be short to prevent the motion of the moon and stars from blurring them, but of course there's little light (it is night, after all!).
This was the best I could do.
[15 April 2014, Olympus OM-D EM-1, Panasonic Lumix 100–300mm at 300mm, ISO 1600, 1/2s at f5.6]
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