It’s weeks like this that I feel especially blessed to be living in Washington. First and foremost, the Pope is visiting and will undoubtedly shower our city with MUCH-needed positive vibes. Secondly, the ULTIMATE super-blood moon is scheduled to illuminate our skyline.
I thought I’d take this opportunity to share some of my preparatory research sites for photographing this celestial awesomeness.
Researching moonrise schedules : http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneDay.php
Location stakeout the day’s prior : Figuring out where the moon’s going to be rising-which buildings it will grace, any possible water reflections, etc.
Practice practice practice :
-Using remote triggers / self-timer to reduce image shake
-Remembering to shoot no slower than 1/125 (b/c technically the moon is cruising across the sky)
-Bracketing the exposure to ensure the moon’s different depths are represented (as well as being able to properly expose the foreground).
*post processing in Photoshop will be clutch (blog to follow)
Regardless of where you are this Sunday night, I hope you get a chance to enjoy this spectacle! Stay tuned for the post-processing blog post!