A few nights ago, a friend and I loaded up on caffeine and music to prepare for a very long night of shooting. We setup and began exposing the moon every 20mins from about 1am to 6am during the lunar eclipse over Pyramid Lake, NV. I shot both 4×5 and digital and here is the result.

Lunar Eclipse over Pyramid Lake, NV

Please note that the position of the camera was not changed during the multiple exposures and none of the "moons" were repositioned or drawn in with Photoshop. While the sun was down, multiple exposures were made for the brightness of the moon and as the sun finally came up, a final exposure for the foreground was made.

I was a zombie a few hours later when I had to go to work, but I think it was worth it.

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2 Comments

  1. Mindy
    on January 15th, 2010
    1

    Very Cool shot.

  2. Marvin Raimer
    on January 17th, 2011
    2

    I thought this article, ” Lunar Eclipse Over Pyramid Lake : Liquid in Plastic – Photography and Words by Dan Newton,” was about something else. Even so, great write up!