This Photographer Spent 7 Hours In An Empty Field To Capture The Perfect Shot Of The ‘Blood Moon’
If you happened to witness Tuesday morning’s lunar eclipse, also known as the Blood Moon, there’s a high chance that you had some kind of camera in your hand to capture the sky’s most recent spectacle.
It’s only natural that we want to photographically document these kinds of things. Some of us just have better ways of doing so.
Take Texas-based photographer Mike Mezeul, for example. He spent seven hours in an empty field outside of Dallas to capture the greatness. The labor and effort paid off when Mezeul wrapped up the final image and came out with the one pictured below.
“I had been planning this shot for about two weeks before Tuesday morning’s lunar eclipse.
“With every lunar eclipse that occurs, my social media feeds blow up with tight shots of the moon, which are great for detail, but I’ve always felt they lacked ‘life,’” Mezeul told the Baltimore Sun.
Using a Nikon D800, a 24-70mm lens and a Nikon 70-200mm lens, Mezeul was able to shoot the transitions every 10 minutes. That’s a lot of standing around in an empty blue bonnet field.
After completing the image and capturing the transitions of the Blood Moon lunar eclipse, Mike Mezeul posted the photo to his Facebook page. When we woke up the next morning, the photo had been shared 43,000 times.
Check out the full image below for a closer look!