Photographing the blood moon9/28/2015 04:19:00 PM
Last week Olympus sent me (and probably a million other Olympus customers) a link to an article by Alex McClure on how to photograph the &qu...
Last week Olympus sent me (and probably a million other Olympus customers) a link to an article by Alex McClure on how to photograph the "blood moon" or supermoon eclipse. A "supermoon" is the full moon when the moon is closest to earth. Because it's closer than usual, a supermoon is actually bigger and brighter in the sky than an ordinary full moon, so it's an impressive sight in itself. A "blood moon" is a total lunar eclipse that coincides with a supermoon. Supermoons occur once every year; blood moons occur every few decades.
Anyway, I read the article and thought, "What the heck, I'll try it!" So I did.
|Approach total eclipse. Processed in DxO Optics Pro 10.5|
|In-camera JPEG generated by Panasonic DMC GM1. Capture at ISO 6400.|
|Shot by Panasonic GM1 @ ISO 6400. Processed in DxO Optics Pro 10.5 using Prime noise reduction.|
|Same raw source file as previous image, but processed in ON1 Perfect Photo Suite 9.5. I accepted some extra noise here in exchange for increased detail.|
In the end, I think this is the best of the bunch: