Super Blood Moon
I didn't realize what a phenomenon it was, but when Ben told the kids about the Super Blood Moon lunar eclipse that was going to happen last night, I picked up my camera and went outside with them to check it out.
It was a fairly cloudy night here in Hoover, Alabama, so unfortunately, a good portion of the time, the eclipse was covered by clouds, but the clouds parted just long enough for us to get a peek of the process and the red hue.
It was a pretty cool thing to see--and I was impressed with how well my camera worked -- I can't take much credit for the photos other than pressing the shutter button. My equipment did all the work. My new Canon T6s camera and Sigma 18-250mm lens did all this in automatic settings with the flash turned off. I did take out my tripod after I got such a great shot without one (the top photo in this post), to get the photo above when the clouds parted again a little later in the evening.
And though it's grainy, I was even able to take a photo of Ayla and Ben watching the eclipse without having to use a flash. Yay for a high ISO! :) Now I'm looking forward to taking some fun campfire pictures in a couple of weeks!