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Challenge: Total Lunar Eclipse (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D7000
Date: Apr 15, 2014
Date Uploaded: Apr 16, 2014

Thanks for votes and comments!

Of course this is not a real eclipse, the right position of Moon, Earth and Sun was during daylight in Europe. But I was taking a timelapse sequence of the moon and I was slightly upset at not having a general moon challenge instead of this one. I tried to make it 'believable' not going over advanced ruleset.

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Place: 1 out of 22
Avg (all users): 7.0270
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.6250
Avg (non-participants): 7.0758
Views since voting: 1914
Views during voting: 311
Votes: 74
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0


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05/02/2014 11:28:21 AM
"If your weather and location cooperate, shoot the total eclipse of the moon."
I must say I'm disappointed Alex.
You're weather cooperated but your location did not. This is not a question of bending the rules (or even the perceived lack of understanding/grey area of the description), art, artistry and later justification of DMC/DNMC and Forum Fights, but your integrity.
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05/01/2014 01:10:10 PM
Originally posted by hahn23:

Doesn't look like any total lunar eclipse I've ever seen. And, I've seen a few and photographed several. How about you? Voters were deceived.

Amateur astronomer for 35 years here. Naturally, I've seen many eclipses and this could definitely look like one, with some added processing for fanciness. In fact, your image, which I rated higher because you included context (Spica), can look exactly the same with some small amount of processing. Of course that's not how it looks in the sky, but still a good one - astrophotography is not always about faithful reproduction. That's why I think Alex's photo is an interesting effort.

I don't think it's fair to speak about voters other than yourself. And anyway, if you say you know how an eclipsed Moon should look and this is not it, then I guess you were not deceived by this photo.

By the way, Spica is not an optical but a spectroscopic binary star (this is for the comment on Wendy's photo), so you can't tell if it is a binary from looking at a photo.

Sorry Alex for abusing this space...
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05/01/2014 09:44:43 AM
Originally posted by hahn23:

Originally posted by tome:

Originally posted by hahn23:

But, that's not the way a total lunar eclipse looks. I guess no one seems to care.

I disagree with both these statements. A lunar eclipse can look like this. And giving this image high votes does NOT mean people don't care. It's a good artist's impression of a lunar eclipse.

Doesn't look like any total lunar eclipse I've ever seen. And, I've seen a few and photographed several. How about you? Voters were deceived.


Richard since you are not very polite man (sending messages and not letting me answer is a clear sign of that) I'd like not reading the verb 'deceive' from you here anymore.
05/01/2014 09:13:33 AM
Originally posted by tome:

Originally posted by hahn23:

But, that's not the way a total lunar eclipse looks. I guess no one seems to care.

I disagree with both these statements. A lunar eclipse can look like this. And giving this image high votes does NOT mean people don't care. It's a good artist's impression of a lunar eclipse.

Doesn't look like any total lunar eclipse I've ever seen. And, I've seen a few and photographed several. How about you? Voters were deceived.
05/01/2014 03:27:55 AM
Originally posted by hahn23:

But, that's not the way a total lunar eclipse looks. I guess no one seems to care.

I disagree with both these statements. A lunar eclipse can look like this. And giving this image high votes does NOT mean people don't care. It's a good artist's impression of a lunar eclipse.
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04/28/2014 12:27:37 PM
Looks better than the real thing.

Congrats.
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04/28/2014 10:54:06 AM
Originally posted by hahn23:

But, you didn't photograph the lunar eclipse. It's a much different ballgame than photographing the bright full moon. Congratulations on your blue ribbon, but it truly doesn't meet the challenge. You've done a good job of turning a full moon red. But, that's not the way a total lunar eclipse looks. I guess no one seems to care. So, more power to you!


I was sure that not everyone would like my attempt. I'm honest and I wanted to say what the truth was. If Langdon had chosen a more generic challenge title I wouldn't need to turn the moon red. The challenge was really US-centric IMO. In any case if someone is upset with my image I really apologize.
04/28/2014 09:48:20 AM
But, you didn't photograph the lunar eclipse. It's a much different ballgame than photographing the bright full moon. Congratulations on your blue ribbon, but it truly doesn't meet the challenge. You've done a good job of turning a full moon red. But, that's not the way a total lunar eclipse looks. I guess no one seems to care. So, more power to you!
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04/28/2014 07:18:49 AM
The best looking blood moon of the lot! Congrats!!
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04/28/2014 06:29:53 AM
won it with a fake- well done.
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04/28/2014 02:56:45 AM
Hahahaaaa. You never even saw it! LOL. Congrats on your new Blue - nice sleight of hand. ;)
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04/28/2014 12:03:41 AM
Congrats, Ale!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/26/2014 11:04:18 AM
Although I give everyone high scores for participating this shot is far and away..... (I almost caught myself laughing there.....) the most.... vivid?
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04/24/2014 07:50:37 PM
Perfect
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04/23/2014 10:57:59 AM
Wow! Beautiful!
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04/22/2014 12:09:55 PM
This one is awesome!!!! Love it
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