Werewolf moon

Christopher RobinOur Town Arts

Fifty years ago, the Apollo 11 mission landed and Commander Neil Armstrong became the first person to step onto the surface of the moon.  On Jan. 21, 2019, we earthlings were treated to a Super Wolf Moon combined with a total lunar eclipse which made it a Super Blood Wolf Moon.  The title for this image of “Werewolf Moon” just seems appropriate.

This image was taken from my front yard at a little after midnight on that cold night.  To prepare, I wrapped my camera, a Nikon D750 with a Sigma 150/600mm zoom lens, in a blanket and placed it on the front porch for a couple of hours.  A camera and lens taken into the cold from a warm house can form condensation inside if not cooled slowly.

As the eclipse began, I sat up the camera and tripod and dressed like I was going skiing.  After shooting for a while, I would take the camera battery back inside and wait for the next phase of the eclipse. In post processing I further cropped the image to get this composition.

Those who stayed up and went into the cold for this event were treated to a spectacular show of nature.

Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week strive to share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville where you can stop and see their work. Check ahead to see when they will be there, as they may be off looking for more inspiration. Their website is www.ChristopherRobinArts.com. Email them at [email protected]. If a particular piece interests you for your home or office, please contact them. All works are copyright protected.

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