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A Winter Wonderland of a Different Sort

A Winter Wonderland of a Different Sort


February 20, 2008 was a clear, frigid night.  I set up my tripod at about 9:15 p.m. and made my first exposures at about 9:35 p.m.  I had my Nikon D200 set on remote control, and I remember that my hands kept freezing up as I removed my warm gloves to press the shutter release repeatedly.  I took my last photo of this full lunar eclipse at 2:37 A.M. the next morning (Feb. 21) .  In total, I make 216 exposures at varying apertures and shutter speeds.  I tried matrix metering and center-weighted metering, but I had the most success with spot-metering.  Again, I varied exposure, but I usually underexposed by one to three full stops.  I used ISO’s ranging from 500 to 1000 and apertures from 5.6-11.  I created the moon collage over the next several days, and then photographed the town hall on a clear night about a week later.  I combined the photos in Photoshop Elements 6.0.

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