I finally managed to click a flight going across the Lunar Eclipse as well. When I first saw flights going across, I was not quick enough. Had to wait for about half an hour to get another plane in the frame.
I have been lamenting that I do not have a zoom lens and there is a complete lunar eclipse today. Well who said lunar eclipse will refuse to get clicked with a wide angle lens!
I decided to add this post to the Skywatch Friday as well.
You cannot imagine how much I sweated to click even these pictures, my zoom lens needs servicing and it had to happen when one of the biggest phenomenons had to occur in the sky.
Zoom lens acting funny or not I had to click as I am not likely or unlikely to be around when such a show happens again. And shooting with a tripod is such a pain for me. Even in this pleasant weather I sweated a bucket.
I rarely curse in public forums but today I feel like making an exception. My lousy camera has also developed a quirk about emptying the battery too soon. But if you take out the battery and put it in again it works fine. But not when it is mounted on a tripod, the battery won’t come out. I had to take the camera out of the tripod and then take out the battery. Then I would put the battery in, put the camera back on the tripod and then adjust it again. Also focus again with a lens that is misbehaving. That is how I enjoyed watching the eclipse! God knows how many times I did this sequence and in the process sweated maybe two buckets.
Was it worth it? Totally. As I said, I won’t be around to click the next big one. I know there would be spectacular pictures on the net but there is something about the pictures that you can call yours.
I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quit my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!
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