Early this morning we had a total lunar eclipse. When I heard on the news that it was going to happen I scrambled to try and figure out the proper settings for my camera. I ended up doing some quick research on the internet and got the info I needed. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to do it justice, but after fiddling around with my camera I finally got some halfway decent pictures.
You'd think by now I would know how to change the f-stop and film speed settings but I always relied on the automatic dial. Now I finally know how to do that. I feel kind of dumb thinking that when I put the dial on the "sports" mode it would automatically change the speed. I found out it's been on the "100" speed this whole time. Well I guess you learn something every day.
As it turns out it was supposed to be on the 100 film speed after all. These were taken at f/8 and 125 shutter speed. Of course I used my beloved trim to bring the moon even closer. The first two pictures are in black and white mode.
It is now 4:15 am and I've been up for 2 1/2 hours. I think I'll go back to bed. Good night!