My Sunday Photo 4.10.15

super blood moon

This is the super blood moon eclipse which happened this week. I dutifully set my alarm for 3am and grumpily got out of bed to see this rare eclipse. I tried to take some snaps with my ipad but it was useless, but I had my proper camera on hand and took this. It was my first ever attempt at a detailed picture of the moon, and I was pretty pleased with the result.

There was no special trick to this, I leant out of my bedroom window, pointed my camera at the moon and zoomed in as far as I could. I was wobbling the camera all over the place, so I pulled on the neck strap on the camera and held it taut, it worked briefly and I fired off a few shots before I got the shakes again. Next time I would use a tripod and maybe a slightly better camera.

I use a Nikon Coolpix L820, which isn’t a DSLR but it’s easy to use and I’ve managed to take some pretty nice pictures with it. 

So that’s my super blood moon. Not bad for a half asleep grumpy woman with the shakes.

31 thoughts on “My Sunday Photo 4.10.15

  1. That’s an amazing capture, and like you say not bad for being half asleep and without tripod! My photos really don’t look anything like yours but it was stunning to look at, I have my memories!
    #SundayPhoto

  2. It really was amazing wasn’t it. I love your photo, I left the picture taking to my other half and he said it was really hard to keep the camera still too so he made a makeshift tripod out of CD cases.

  3. Beautiful colour, I didn’t manage to capture it. The cloud cover was too much at 3am

    Thank you for linking up

  4. Not bad at all. I’m surrounded by taller houses and light pollution so there was no way I was setting the alarm to have to go and drive more into the countryside for a photo! I’ve been enjoying everyone else’s though πŸ™‚

  5. it’s a very awesome shot.. i think you did a great job.
    congratulations on being able to wake up at 3am! :>

  6. Oh Jane, I am SO glad I come across your post. This is a fantastic shot and I really miss my old camera for its moon capabilities. Well done trusty Ol’ Nikon! Beautiful. I also set my alarm for 3am, but sadly for the wrong morning… alas, I missed the moon *wails*

  7. I love it! Especially ” for a half asleep grumpy woman with the shakes.” All we had was cloud cover, we couldn’t see it at all, so I really appreciate the lengths that you went to to get this shot! Thanks!

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