Yet another shot of the bloody moon!
Like a few others in Australia and NZ, I tried my hand at shooting the moon tonight. I knew it was going to be a challenge given that it's significantly darker than a normal full moon and it turned out to be harder than I thought.
Didn't help that was pretty blowy in Sydney tonight too.
I tried to shoot a sequence towards the end that I was going to merge but I'd bumped the focus ring. Thankfully I did not have my heart set on that.
So - my lessons for tonight:
1. Focus before it goes into eclipse and find some technique for locking the focus ring - harder than anticipated on a heavy zoom. Do it before you leave home.
2. Use a small tripod or at least have the legs as short as possible (to avoid wind shaking the tripod).
3. Take a chair or be prepared to lie on the ground. Probably the latter if you've got a tiny tripod as it's the best way to see results.
4. Mirror up and a wireless remote control.
I've got Helicon Remote software so should've used that - lesson 5 - practice using the software / equipment that's made for the job.
I'm not disappointed - glad I saw it and also got to spend some time with my son.
Extra through some trees.