blood moon

background // Blood moon of the century is a can't miss photography event, unfortunately the sky was very cloudy over the Phoenix east valley.

quick take // Shooting at night was interesting to play around with shutter speeds and ISO.  This was my first time using the Tamron 28-75 f2.8 (B&H), so I kept it wide open and experimented.  I left the ISO low (100) and mostly played with shutter speed to get the best shot possible knowing that I could probably recover quite a bit of the shadows in post.  For the most part this worked out well while shooting the moon.  When it drifted behind clouds, the focus shifted to some lightning over the suburbs, which I could not get the right settings to capture.  For longer exposure times, using a remote trigger (B&H) worked very well.

samples //

a7III - Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 >> 75mm - 1/5 - f/5 - ISO 100