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Multiple exposure composite of the last lunar eclipse until 2007. Some have asked how I did it. Below are the details:

I tried to guess where I thot the moon would go across the sky. I was off a little bit, otherwise I would have framed it a little more to the right and started the sequence better and got the moon peek over the hill as well as the other shots.

The first background photo was taken on auto mode at f/11. That got the evening sky color, clouds and basic background. Then for the next 2 hours as I shivered in the cold, I snapped 4 photos every 5 minutes at f/11 ISO 400. I went with about 1 second, 2 seconds, 6 seconds, and 8 seconds. Turned out most of the 8 second shots were the best for the full dark red. Some of the 2 and 6 second shots were the best while the moon was was just rising over the hill.

Then I came in the house, warmed up the camera SLOWLY in the garage and went to work in Photoshop compositing the best of some 100 shots. I basically used the one good background shot with the hills and blue sky, then added the 5 minute segment shots in SCREEN mode. I masked the moon from the dark sky in every sequence shot, and when all those shots were in order, I made a background layer behind all the moons, but in front of the background image, and added some black dots with a semi-fuzzy brush behind the moon. This seemed to make the moon’s edge look pretty normal against the blue sky AND it brought out the true color of the moon (originally on a black sky) against the early evening blue sky.