Wapiti Bugle - The Crystal Lakes Newsletter

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My wife Sally and I have a place in filing 12 on lot 106. I have been doing photography both professionally and as a hobby for over 40 years. I now teach photography, part time, to tour groups on location all over the world.  The last was assisting a group of about 15 in the Tuscany region of Italy. I have been very fortunate to be able to do the two things I love the most, travel and photography. Respectfully submitted, Barry Basiliere.

 

I wanted to share with everyone at Crystal Lakes the photos that I took during our “Blood Moon” the evening of April 14th to April 15th. This picture is a compilation of some of the photographs I took throughout the evening.

First I will list the equipment that I used to take the photographs.

  • Camera                                  Canon 1D X Digital SLR
  • Lenses                                    Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Canon 2x EF Extender II

  • Tripod                                    Alta Pro 263AGH 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with GH-100 Pistol

 

The evening that the moon so graciously presented itself to all of us to see was not only cold, but at our place, very windy. I took close to 50 photographs to get the 8 that I used in this compilation. It was because of the high wind that it was essential that a tripod was used. For the purposes of this article as I reference an individual photograph it will be numbered 1 through 8 going from the left side of the photo to the right side.

 

The settings that were used on the camera were: F-stop (aperture setting), Exposure time (shutter speed),  ISO speed (“file” speed), exposure bias (exposure compensation), Focal Length (zoom). Manual zoom was used on all photographs.

Photograph #

F-stop

Exposure Time

ISO Speed

Exposure Bias

Focal Length

Picture 1

f/81

1/500 sec

25,600

-5

800mm

Picture 2

f/81

1/320 sec

25,600

-5

800mm

Picture 3

f/81

1/200 sec

25,600

-5

800mm

Picture 4

f/81

1/100 sec

25,600

-5

800mm

Picture 5

f/81

1/6 sec

25,600

-4.3

800mm

Picture 6

f/81

1.6 sec

25,600

-2.3

800mm

Picture 7

f/18

1/3 sec

25,600

-0.7

800mm

Picture 8

f/11

1/13 sec

25,600

-1.3

800mm

 

Once the photographs were selected I used Photoshop Elements 10 to create a new image with a black background. I then used the oval tool to create an oval on the new blank image. I used the top portion of the oval to use as an alignment tool for the individual images that were copied in. I then cropped each image of the moon so that they were all the same size and added the cropped moon images to the blank image in the order that I had taken them. Once all images were placed on the line created by the oval I deleted the oval.

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