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    Posted April 15, 2014 by
    Blindman
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    Truckee, California
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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Blindman says it was cloudy when he got up to take pictures of the blood moon, but he decided to try anyway. "I am glad I trusted my gut feeling," he said. Blindman had picked this tree out earlier in the day, but he had to hike for about 15 minutes in the dark to get there. He says he shot a two second exposure for the moon and a 20 second exposure of the tree and then combined the images in Photoshop.
    - davidw, CNN iReport producer

    I woke up at 11:00PM Pacific to a light cloud cover in Truckee,CA. Unsure if the clouds would thicken I drove to near by Donner Pass. I new a few trees that I thought I could include as foreground in an image. Once I found a tree that had a nice fit with the moon I set up and began getting an exposure dialed in. As the Eclipse continued to progress the clouds thinned out almost completely leaving just a light water vapor in the air. This helped give the moon a nice softer glow. Shot with a Nikon D800 and Sigma 300f2.8 with 2x converter, ISO 4000 f4.

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