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Blood Moon Utah 2014

Blood Moon Utah 2014
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feistyvolk PRO
 
feistyvolk April 24, 2014
Wow - I am speechless!
victorruiz
 
victorruiz May 27, 2014
We'll done
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta May 30, 2014
Terrific shot. Congratulations.
catini
 
catini May 30, 2014
Congrats on your feature!
Sanzotography
 
Sanzotography May 30, 2014
Is it appropriate to say 'Holy Crap'?!!
CherylG
 
CherylG May 30, 2014
WOW!! In awe!! Such amazing photographs!! You are so talented!! Please keep up all you do & thank you for sharing your talent!!
mloiz
 
mloiz May 30, 2014
Beautiful work! Congrats!!
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud May 30, 2014
AWESOME!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!
wendywoo27
 
wendywoo27 May 30, 2014
Beautiful!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter May 30, 2014
Great night shot. Congrats. - Jake
LionesLens
 
LionesLens May 30, 2014
Awesome! Congratulations! Awesome!
jerzgrl51
 
jerzgrl51 May 30, 2014
Wow!!! This is fantastic! Well deserving of the feature! Congratulations !
HelenRea PRO+
 
HelenRea May 30, 2014
Fantastic image...very nice work!
ShawnAHodder PRO+
 
ShawnAHodder May 30, 2014
WOWSER Awesome picture
Bourbontips
 
Bourbontips May 30, 2014
wow, absolutely beautiful!
PhilipCarnevale
 
PhilipCarnevale May 31, 2014
Superb imagery.
bbark7380
 
bbark7380 May 31, 2014
Simply stunning!
BlackRockPhoto_PaulSmith PRO+
 
BlackRockPhoto_PaulSmith June 02, 2014
Thank you everyone.
paulinesimmonds
 
paulinesimmonds June 03, 2014
Outstanding capture!
NanaSue54 PRO
 
NanaSue54 June 04, 2014
Stunning!!!!!
butterflykave
 
butterflykave June 06, 2014
amazing photo!!!
DIXIEDOLLYMAMA Premium
 
DIXIEDOLLYMAMA June 08, 2014
Amazing!
kathleencampbell
 
kathleencampbell June 10, 2014
Love this!!
kjodway
 
kjodway June 14, 2014
Amazing !!!
Hanuman
 
Hanuman June 27, 2014
Nice
richardmelanson PRO
 
richardmelanson December 18, 2014
A perfect work of art!
meljanzen
 
meljanzen January 10, 2015
Great capture, well done
magnetoman PRO+
 
magnetoman January 23, 2015
Superb! Good Luck in the Night Lights Competition!
SLSavaglia
 
SLSavaglia January 23, 2015
Awesome photo
JWilsonPix
 
JWilsonPix March 03, 2015
Just gorgeous!! You have so many amazing photos here... its hard to not go thru and love on them all!! lol...
ellenellen PRO+
 
ellenellen March 05, 2015
Love the mood set in this photo. Beautiful colors.
JhansenRM
 
JhansenRM March 13, 2015
This deserves a "WOW".
Betty_A
 
Betty_A March 17, 2015
Awesome and gorgeous shot.
alishah_iqbal
 
alishah_iqbal April 12, 2015
wow that is AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
rogercampeau PRO
 
rogercampeau May 16, 2015
Wow !!! awesome picture !! :)
mikesmiter
 
mikesmiter June 14, 2015
O M G
werol
 
werol August 02, 2015
well done
Bruny
 
Bruny August 27, 2015
What a stunning photograph. Congratulations.
avinashsrivastav PRO
 
avinashsrivastav October 06, 2017
Extraordinary capture. One of the best moon pictures, I have ever seen. Congratulations.
susanmcfarland
 
susanmcfarland March 14, 2018
Beautiful! There is a new challenge that started today - Your Moon View. You should enter this. challenges are free and you earn points if you win. let me know if you cannot find challenges, as they are different from photo contests. :-)
TKandaCanon PRO+
 
TKandaCanon Jan 01
Breathtaking, amazing composite work! Would definitely mount this in a small intimate setting room on either canvas or in a glass block.
HER_photography
 
EPIC surreal !
BlackRockPhoto_PaulSmith PRO+
Thanks ????

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Behind The Lens

Location
Snow Canyon State Park is a state park of Utah, USA, featuring a canyon carved from the red and white Navajo sandstone in the Red Mountains. The park is located near Ivins, Utah and St. George in Washington County
Time
This was just after midnight on the second Blood moon of the tetrad. Every once in a while, however, 4 total lunar eclipses happen in a row. This rare occurrence is called a lunar tetrad. The eclipses in a tetrad occur 6 months apart with at least 6 full Moons between them
Lighting
I was setup for a long exposure and a much shorter exposure (Composite shot) This is why you see the light pollution from the nearby city of St George and a clean shot of the moon separately. Camera: Canon EOS 7D Canon 70-200mm Aperture: f/2.8 ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 20/1
Equipment
Basic setup Camera Tripod and shutter release.
Inspiration
In all honesty I was helping a young photographer take pictures of the moon and captured this as a lesson in different exposure times as we discussed the light pollution and how it effected the picture. It wasn't until I began my workflow and selection process from the pictures that I decided that I liked the uniqueness of the shots and decided to compose them into this picture
Editing
Yes, this is a composite of two different shots from the same evening. Two separate pictures with different exposure times. Like I said earlier I was trying to explain the differences in the how and why we would use longer or shorter exposures. This picture is an example of two completely different exposures times and aperture settings.. I also may have added some embellishment in the stars to to make mars more prominent (Just Right of the moon).
In my camera bag
Typical setup multiple lenses, cleaning supplies, filters, mounts, extra batteries, remote shutter release and my Cameras of course. I usually take one of two Camera bodies I think at the time of this shot it was a 7d and rebel I have since upgraded from the rebel.
Feedback
Imagination, creativity and the enjoyment of the art. I find that photography is a way to show others how you see things, to open their eyes to a new perspectives and ways to to look at their world in a different light. . . Most importantly Shoot what makes you happy, learn from your mistakes and have fun!

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