The Super Blue Blood Moon, as you are probably all too aware, happened this morning. I got my butt up at 4:00 AM so I could leave by 5:00 AM or so. I got out to my spot about and was set up by 5:45 AM.
I was on a causeway that overlooks an intercoastal waterway. It was only about 45 degrees out, but it was windy as all hell. That made it cold. Very cold. I started taking pics and tried to stay warm.
This first pic is the full moon at 5:46 AM. The following shot is the moon at 6:52 AM. The header pic is from 7:00 AM.
Thankfully, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. Seriously. Not one wisp of a cloud. I couldn’t have asked for better conditions.
This is a wide, 10-second exposure of the scene at 6:47 AM. It was just plain gorgeous out. That is Pass-A-Grille Beach across the water.
Besides the Super Blue Blood Moon in front of me, there was a great show going on behind me as well. While still dark in front, dawn was breaking to the east. These are 5-second exposures with the lights of cars driving on the causeway.
All these people were missing an amazing show on each side of them. Some did stop for a phone pic or two. There were also at least three other photographers set up on the causeway with me.
Now we are getting to the good part; the moon approaching the horizon. As it slowly got brighter out and the moon got lower, I was constantly adjusting shutter speeds and how tight the shot was. These are the three best of the moon set.
Totally worth sitting out in the cold and wind for 90 minutes.
These were all taken with my Nikon D5200 and my Nikkor 18-300mm lens with a 2x teleconverter.