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 responses to “My Sunday Photo 4.10.15

  1. That’s a fab photo of the blood moon. I didn’t realise what time it was happening otherwise might have been tempted to set an alarm so sadly i missed it. Have been enjoying all the photos of it though πŸ™‚

  2. travelingchristie

    Absolutely stunning, I so wish I had set my alarm to see it x

  3. Wonderful picture! #mysundayphoto x

  4. That’s brilliant, I didn’t manage to get any decent shots of it, but it was spectacular. Thankfully, it happened at 10pm for us πŸ™‚

  5. Well that was definitely worth getting out of bed at 3am for. Stunning shot x

  6. Tracey Grannum (Mummyshire)

    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

  7. I didn’t set my alarm but m delighted to enjoy the results through your photo, brilliant!

  8. Such a spooky shot of the blood moon! Looks very eerie! #MySundayPhoto x

  9. I love this photo. Despite your shakes I think it looks just perfect. #mysundayphoto

  10. That’s brilliant – I too set my alarm and watched from the comfort of my bedroom. My camera isn’t up to shots like this and I wobble too much!!

  11. i think that’s fantastic! you did a great job. what a magnificent moon:)

  12. Wow this is so stunning!! I really underestimated how amazing it would look otherwise I’d have made myself wake up. Beautiful x #mysundayphoto

  13. Stunning photo, I missed it so it has been brilliant seeing everyone’s photos x

  14. 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.

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

    Thank you for linking up

  16. That’s a really good photo! I was gutted I didn’t get up for it when I saw everyone’s pics!

  17. Great pic! Wish I’d got up for this but the sprogs had been playing up and I was dead to the world! #MySundayPhoto

  18. Fantastic photo! You did so well….

  19. 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™‚

  20. That’s not a bad shot at all. It was a brilliant eclipse πŸ™‚

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

  22. Beautiful! Well done for getting up

  23. Wow! Well done you. That’s what I call dedication. πŸ™‚

  24. What an amazing photo, so beautiful x

  25. Rebecca ClearlyBex Bodkin

    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*

  26. Rockandrollpussycat Blog

    What an amazing shot. That’s a once in a lifetime picture!

    Cat x

  27. This is an absolutely gorgeous picture. Congratulations!

  28. Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    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!

  29. So worth the waking up! What a lovely capture =) #mysundayphoto

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