I knew well in advance that I just didn’t have it in me to stay up for the eclipse amazing though it would be. As far as producing a photograph goes, there are hundreds, maybe thousands, of fine images of it and I doubt that I would have produced anything terribly unique in that regard. Even the composites of the moon going through its gradual phases were done in great numbers. Being more of a morning person, I’d rather go about my usual business of rising before dawn and doing what I do. That’s my story etc. 🙂
With all that said, I did go out for the rising moon as I often do while at home. So I returned to that weathered small tree along Ocean Path and set up for the super moonrise. As I mentioned the other day, as single images I wasn’t all that satisfied with the results because capturing the entire tree from my best vantage point required the use of my 21mm wide angle lens. If you aren’t familiar with what that does to a scene, besides capturing more of it, distance are made to look greater and in this case the moon was rendered very tiny over the horizon. In order to bring things back to how my eyes were seeing the scene, I also captured the moon with my 300mm lens which, of course, now gave me a large moon. Larger than I needed actually. I combined the two, reducing the size of the moon to a more realistic scale and made this image. As I mentioned a few weeks back, I don’t do many composites, but there can be a place for them and I felt this was one of those.
I am sorry if the blue looks a bit off. When I posted this to Facebook it looked just fine as it does on my display. But here it seems a bit electric. WordPress frustrates me in that regard…I may have groused about that before.
BTW, the warm rocks image was made the following morning, so I am glad that I went to bed at a normal time. 🙂