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Pigeon Point Twilight Eclipse by James-Bong Pigeon Point Twilight Eclipse by James-Bong
As soon as I heard about the total eclipse, I started researching the time and location for it. I found it would be ending totality around moonset/sunrise, so I looked at the photographer's ephemeris (great program, BTW) and google maps to plan the best location and figure out the best lens I could afford to rent. I picked up a Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM from Borrowlenses.com for the weekend and set my alarm for 4AM. The eclipse was already starting as I left my house, and I knew it would take an hour to get to my shot location. I got there, carried my gear and thermos out in to the field, set up and started shooting. Because of the slow aperture of the lens, I had to push my ISO up to keep the Moon from blurring. My plan was to catch the moon just exiting full eclipse as it set next to the lighthouse, but the weather didn't cooperate. I'm working on a composite of what I planned to shoot using the pictures I took that morning.

Canon EOS 60D with EF 28-135mm IS USM
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December 15, 2011
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Canon
Model
Canon EOS 60D
Shutter Speed
4/1 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
53 mm
ISO Speed
640
Date Taken
Dec 10, 2011, 7:28:53 AM
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.6 (Windows)
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