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Phillip Colla
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Blood Red Moon Lunar Eclipse Sequence
This is the first of several lunar eclipse sequences I shot earlier this week. They are difficult to assemble with the moon in exactly the proper place in the sky throughout the entire eclipse, but I am finally done with this first one. More info is available here: http://www.landscapeastrophotography.com/lunar-eclipse-blood-red-moon-sequence-over-joshua-tree-national-park/ Cheers and thanks for looking! 
#lunareclipse   #eclipse   #astrophotography   #nightphotography   #landscapephotography   #joshuatreenationalpark  
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+Phillip Colla Thanks for the info, Great job
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Check this out, it is excellent, the effort that went into centering and exposuring these frames is considerable -- great time lapse of the eclipse!
 
I know you have seen numerous images from the eclipse, but do yourself a favor and check out this time-lapse video of the event! 

Photography done by one of our own Goldpaint Photography Alumni, Kathleen Kingma and Doug Pippel. Animation and composite by Jesper Kristensen.

https://vimeo.com/92159134
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I had to turn sound off because people are sleeping and even earphones make a bit of a noise but that made it even more eerie. Great. Thanks
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Lunar overload
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One tries
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Tips for Photographing the Blood Red Moon During a Lunar Eclipse
I share are a few tips (not just the obvious ones such as "use a tripod" or "go where it is dark") I have accumulated while photographing past eclipses, and which I plan to use when I try to improve my eclipse photographs this coming week.  See more here:  http://www.landscapeastrophotography.com/tips-for-photographing-the-blood-red-moon-during-a-total-lunar-eclipse/  Cheers!

#lunareclipse   #eclipse   #astrophotography   #nightphotography   
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This is extremely helpful, thanks!  I wouldn't have thought to combine mirror up with a delay.  I'm sure +Darryl Van Gaal will also want to see this.
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Mars under Arch Rock
Mars is seen rising just after sunset, underneath Arch Rock in Joshua Tree National Park, lit by moonlight. This was a test of the Sony A7r to shoot at night. Its performance is fantastic, really great quality at ISO 6400 (e.g., 10 seconds) but composing a night photo with an electronic viewfinder is basically an exercise in frustration. One needs to shoot the image blind first, check it out, recompose (i.e., fix it) and then take the real photo. Getting the focus correct, however, was a breeze with the A7r, the easiest camera I have ever used for focusing on a star or, in this case, a planet.   #sonya7   #sonya7r   #nightphotography   #astrophotography   #joshuatreenationalpark  
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Just had to share this one, +Patrick Di Fruscia produces some amazing images!
 
Live Before You Die - Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada
Nikon D800E, Nikon 14-24 F2.8 @14mm, ISO 100, 2.5 Sec, F22
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You are welcome!
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Southeast AK, somewhere around Kake or Angoon, mid-summer, sunset.
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Photograph the lunar eclipse tonight!
Tip #1: remember to get your manual focus acquired with live view before the total eclipse begins and the moon darkens severely.  A few more tips here: http://www.landscapeastrophotography.com/tips-for-photographing-the-blood-red-moon-during-a-total-lunar-eclipse/  Cheers!
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Tips for Photographing the Blood Red Moon During a Lunar Eclipse
I share are a few tips (not just the obvious ones such as "use a tripod" or "go where it is dark") I have accumulated while photographing past eclipses, and which I plan to use when I try to improve my eclipse photographs this coming week.  See more here:  http://www.landscapeastrophotography.com/tips-for-photographing-the-blood-red-moon-during-a-total-lunar-eclipse/  Cheers!

#lunareclipse   #eclipse   #astrophotography   #nightphotography   
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I was using my 100-400mm on a 70D, and my 70-200mm + 1.4x on my 5DM3.  I was experimenting with settings throughout and took lots of shots below 2 sec exposure during the umbra. Your guidelines were helpful - thanks again for sharing 
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Venus, Milky Way, Arch Rock, Astronomical Twilight
Things are always better at astronomical twilight.  Venus was often referred to as the “Morning Star” by ancient civilizations (and as the “Evening Star” as well). On this day, it was indeed the morning star, rising just moments before astronomical twilight began. This allowed us a very brief window of time, a few moments really, to make a balanced exposure including the Milky Way galaxy and a sky full of stars, the planet Venus, the onset of dawn’s blue sky, and a softly lit Arch Rock. Just a few minutes later and the impending dawn became bright enough to make the Milky Way unseeable. This image required no compositing or local adjustments, just global contrast, shadow recovery and white balance. I managed to make a huge 180-degree panorama of this same scene just two days later, but an alignment such as this allowing me to compose Venus under the arch, with the Milky Way just above, right at the transition of astronomical twilight (with its accompanying deep blue sky) will not reoccur for quite some time and I will probably never have another opportunity to see it. Shot alongside good friend and photographer +Garry McCarthy in Joshua Tree National Park.  Cheers, and thanks for looking! See more on my blogs: http://www.landscapeastrophotography.com/blog/ and http://www.oceanlight.com/log/
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+Ronni Adam +Shelly Gunderson  - thanks!
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Torrey Pines Dawn
I've been enjoying the relatively quiet Torrey Pines State Reserve for over 30 years, its a great respite from the commotion of San Diego County.  This is one spot I often stop at to admire the sunrise or sunset, and this morning the light was especially nice.  For more images of this great park, see: http://www.oceanlight.com/torrey_pines_state_reserve_photos.html  Cheers and thanks for looking!

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Nice shot
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Landscape astrophotography, underwater photography, aerial photography, surf photography, wildlife photography, adventure and travel photography. I can shoot it all.
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Natural History Photographer, family man, runner, traveler, lifelong Californian.
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I am a natural history photographer.  I try to make a few world class photos each year and, if I am lucky, have adventures and meet great people doing so. 
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I have run 1.25 times around the world, flooded many cameras, been pinned underwater by an elephant seal, looked a blue whale in the eye, scratched a great white shark, climbed some pretty high peaks and have blown more photo ops than I have pulled off. I have the greatest wife and kids in the world.
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  • University of California, San Diego
    MS Engineering