Ian Cambourne  

Dying Eclipse by Ian Cambourne

June 2021 - Dying Eclipse

About the Image(s)

Just the other week we all saw and photographed a blood moon. Down here were saw the blood moon on our drives home from work. Sadly, by the time I got home and picked up a camera, the moon had bled out, risen in the sky to it's more normal size and complexion. But I wanted to capture the eclipse in its own right. Many images were captured during the eclipse and I became more enthralled as the moon disappeared. This is my very final image of the night, when the moon was just the last sliver of light in a black sky. Taken with a Nikon D2X; Sigma 100-500 lens (at 500); ISO 640; F6.3; 1/250; tripod mounted. Very little post processing including minor tonal adjustments and some cropping. If anyone is interested, if you visit group 73, you will see some more of the moon before it decreased.

4 comments posted

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Also, I find this image makes me ask questions. Does it make you as viewers ask any questions, and if so, what are they?   Posted: 06/05/2021 06:00:42
Henriette Brasseur   Henriette Brasseur
Often, less is more in an image. Viewing the image, the eye is directed right towards the sliver of light (eclipse) with nothing to distract the eye of the viewer. A well thought out image...very powerful in its simplicity. I don't have any questions but I often think about the complexities of the universe in outer space. The moon itself reflects the light from the sun on its surface and also affects our tides here on earth. I'm amazed by all the things known about the universe but often am curious about the unknown in the universe above/around us.   Posted: 06/09/2021 10:19:02

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
(Groups 73 & 94)
Definitely striking image.......That is one that I would frame and display prominently somewhere in my home. Now sure how many pixels you have to work with but I would certainly make it as large as pixels will allow. As to whether it makes me ask questions.....since I too was glued to the lunar eclipse, those questions were already in my mind....like will man ever get up there again and how will we tame it and will we ruin it just like we are doing to earth? Those were all in my mind as I was shooting the eclipse.

Love this image Ian!!   Posted: 06/10/2021 12:12:05

Heidi Egerman   Heidi Egerman
This is wonderful and very minimalist. It is very creative and perfect for the blood moon experience from your vantage point. Well done.   Posted: 06/11/2021 14:27:10


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