Circle of the Moon

© Fedor G. Pikus

Circle of the Moon

Uploaded: November 08, 2004

Description

Lunar eclipse of October 27 2004.

Composite of eclipse phases. Starting from the leftmost picture, the clockwise sequence of images shows the progress of the eclipse. Every two images are separated by 4 to 8 minutes. The difference in brightness between the fully lit moon and the fully eclipsed moon is over 1000 times, or 10 stops.

The Photoshop file is almost 1GB :)

Comments

Janet L. Skinner November 08, 2004

Really Cool, Fefor!!!! Read your description but still don't know how you did it..... #186709

Fedor G. Pikus November 08, 2004

Other than the size it's a fairly standard composite job: each shot is taken with 10D and 100-400L lens, all pictures stacked on separate layers in PS CS and arranged around an ellipse I used as a guide. Background sky is almost black, I just painted it with color sampled from one of the shots. I've attached one of the original shots. #898252

Judy S. Fung November 08, 2004

Really neat image, Fedor! Great PS work! #898307

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


 

Did You Know?

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


 

The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your Nature and Landscape Photography up to a new level of understanding in my new online class - on sale now.


BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick


Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Fedor G. Pikus.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.