The Moon during totality of a Total Lunar Eclipse, surrounded by a field of stars.
You might be surprised to know that during a lunar eclipse exposure times will go from many hundredths of a second to as long as many seconds (for the same given ISO and aperture). This dramatic change is because so much light is being blocked by Earth as the shadow of Earth passes over the Moon.
As a result of the longer exposures required during the totality phase of a Total Lunar Eclipse, it is possible to expose a photograph appropriately to include stars in the background, surrounding the Moon. While this is always possible using HDR techniques it is only during a Total Lunar Eclipse that the stars become a more comparable exposure to the Moon.
This photograph shows the rich red colour which the Moon turns during the totality phase of a Total Lunar Eclipse. During this phase the light refracted around the Earth and through the Earth’s atmosphere causes the moon to appear red.
Prints produced of this photograph are true long lasting photographic prints, individually prepared and signed by me the photographer. Each print is shipped with care information and identification label for framing
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