Image of the Week, January 15, 2016
Blood Moon, by Björn Hoffmann
This is a composition of the different phases of the lunar eclipse from September 2015. I used three different exposures for every shot. Thus I was able to perform a HDR processing to account for the high contrasts. In this way it is possible to show both bright and dark areas in one image. When doing this, a small blue band becomes visible. Earth’s atmosphere does not only scatter red light into the shadow, but also a small amount of blue light in a smaller angle.
Setup: Sony A6000, Skywatcher Skymax 102/1300mm Maksutov-Cassegrain, Skywatcher Star Adventurer. Processing in Pipp, Lightroom and Photoshop.
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