I am going to try a time lapse shoot of the eclipse in the morning to see if I can do one of those Time lapse videos.
I will go just up the road where there are nice mountain silhouettes for a backdrop. I can take the van and sit in comfort with thermos of hot coffee and laptop. If anyone wants to join me email me BEFORE 6pm tonight – it will be early dinner and bed.
And another total lunar eclipse – visible from all of Australia – happens on 10-11 Sept – article on IceinSpace forum @ http://www.iceinspace.com.au/63-619-0-0-1-0.html will give you all the info you need.
The H2 lets you set it up for interval timing with up to 255 exposures. I’m going to do a ‘test run’ at moonrise tonight (I can set it up on my verandah facing east). I thought I would make it Aperture priority on f8, ISO will be 100 or 200 (it’s a noisy bugger), and manual focus of course. I can choose Number of exposures, from 2 – 255; and Interval duration, from 1 second – 24 hours. 30 secs was suggested on IceinSpace which probably sounds about right.
Hopefully I will have beautiful results to display for you tomorrow – my fingers and toes are firmly crossed!
The shot below is from the 26 June 2010 partial eclipse shot with the Lumix FZ35