Interesting Photo of the Day: Lunar Eclipse Beachscape

Photography isn’t just about capturing what’s in front of you. It’s also a medium through which you present your artistic vision of the world around you. Photographer Ruslan Merzlyakov shared his interpretation of the lunar eclipse over Møns Klint, Denmark. He used a long exposure and other blending techniques to come up with the following image:

Lunar Eclipse over Mons Klint

“Lunar Eclipse over Møns Klint” by Ruslan Merzlyakov (Via Reddit. Click image to see full size.)

Merzlyakov took the image with his Canon EOS 6Da camera and Samyang 14mm f/2.8 and 135mm f/2 lenses. He also used iOptron SkyTracker for the long exposure and an Optolong L-Pro filter to tackle light pollution.

The image is a tracked HDR blend and not just a single exposure. Merzlyakov exposed the landscape for 30 seconds at f/2.8 and ISO 800. For better resolution, he then shot the moon with the 135mm lens at 1/10 second, 1/2 second, 1.3 seconds, 1.5 seconds, and 2 seconds at f/4, and ISO 100. He then scaled the moon down to the original size.

What’s really interesting about this image is how the lunar eclipse appears similar to a solar eclipse. The long exposure has illuminated most parts of the cliff and the water brilliantly. And the way the colors have come out in the image is absolutely brilliant. The blue tone in the sky is complemented well by the warm yellow tones of the moonlight in the water and on the cliff.

If you hadn’t known, wouldn’t you mistake this image for a solar eclipse?

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