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2003-05-16 16:03:20.080233+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

[Moon in partial eclipse] A whole bunch of us hiked up into the hills of Terra Linda yesterday evening to view the eclipse. We met at Phil's house, where Kelly had laid out an amazing spread and a pitcher full of amaretto sours, hiked up into the hills, and looked out over China Camp, waiting. When it finally showed up, it was higher than we expected, and very faint. As the sky got darker, the image got stronger, but I wasn't thinking and just went for long exposures rather than kicking the sensitivity of the Canon D60 up, so most of my images are fuzzy from atmospheric disturbances. And, of course, the thing I didn't think about was that it'd be late enough when we finally saw it that there'd be nothing in the foreground, so despite having lots more background noise Fredric Larson's image in the Chronicle this morning totally spanks my efforts.

Well, except for one kinda cool shot with airplane landing and nav lights in it.

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#Comment made: 2003-05-16 17:20:59.156155+00 by: nkane

Your "kinda cool shot with airplane landing and nav lights in it" link is a bit broken.

#Comment made: 2003-05-16 17:28:53.43005+00 by: Dan Lyke

Whoops, fixed. Not that it's any real great shakes.

#Comment made: 2003-05-16 18:18:22.817572+00 by: Dan Lyke

Phil points out that with 6-10 second exposures, moon movement was a factor in the fuzziness too. Live and learn.

#Comment made: 2003-05-17 02:30:43.640852+00 by: Dan Lyke

Mark Wrabel's images.

#Comment made: 2003-05-19 12:07:55.0702+00 by: Jeffery

Nice pics, Dan ... I missed photo opps on the East coast due to well, East coast weather. Speaking of extended sensitivity, I'm holding my breath while I vision using ISO 1600/3200 under some of these circumstances--can you say Canon 10D? Cheers ...