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Posted at 2:55 PM ET, 02/21/2008

Photography: Monumental Eclipse

By Kevin Ambrose

Eclipse at the Washington Monument, February 20, 2008

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The eclipse begins: F7, 6 seconds, ISO 100

I was part of a small group of photographers last night trying to capture an image of the full eclipse, with the context of the Washington Monument in the foreground. I learned my lesson from the brutally cold sunrise shoot last weekend and basically dressed to ski last night. Early in the eclipse, I used the fast moving clouds associated with our departing clipper storm to dim the moon and give the sky a streaked appearance. As the moon went to full eclipse, the clouds disappeared and the moon took on the characteristic reddish glow. See below for more photos, including the full eclipse.

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The Eclipse Continues: F7, 6 seconds, ISO 100

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Full Eclipse: F6, 0.5 seconds, ISO 400

By Kevin Ambrose  | February 21, 2008; 2:55 PM ET
Categories:  Photography  
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