So last Sunday night I had a meeting that kept me from seeing the eclipse of the blood moon until it was fully eclipsed. I had taken along my camera to the meeting, cause I knew the meeting location would have a better sight line than my house does.
Here is how I took this photo:
- I used my trusty Canon SX280HS camera, which is the best camera I have ever owned.
- To magnify the image, I zoomed all the way in to 20x optical zoom.
- I put the camera into Night mode, in which it takes three snaps in quick succession to optimize the light sensitivity.
- I reduced the exposure by two full f-stops, down to -2.0, to reduce the camera's tendency to make everything equally bright; also, to force the shutter speed faster.
- I hand held the camera, but steadied myself against a post.
- I took lots of pictures to ensure I'd get at least some that weren't shaky.
This photo ended up being the best of the lot: no shakes, and the moon just starting to see some sunlight again.