In all, I was working the camera for a little over an hour trying to time a shot between the cloud movement. The earth and moon movement. So every time there was a break in the clouds I had to recompose the shot and manually focus quickly before the next round of clouds. It proved very challenging.
This first image shows the clouds floating by. I shot this around one second to capture the streaking clouds. Not the greatest of images, however it does show the incredible light intensity between both halves of the moon. It almost looks like the moon is reentering earth's atmosphere.
As far as gear went, I was using the OMD EM-1 on tripod. The lens was the 40-150mm/2.8 with the 1.5x extender. So the camera was reaching out to 420mm. Post processing was straight out of camera for the first two shots. Processed through Capture One.
|Blood Moon in Clouds Half thru the process. Captured with Olympus OMD EM-1 on tripod.|
|The capture of the night! Olympus OMD EM-1 on tripod.|
|My vision of how the moon was presented in the sky that evening. In an other worldly fashion.|