Nothing about cycling this time but I hope it is interesting anyway! I was planning to take some pictures of the lunar eclipse from last Sunday but I was too tired to stay up all night. Here in Norway, the eclipse happened from 3 to 6 o’clock.. Pretty bad timing when you have to work the next day. So instead of waiting for it, I just set up the camera (Canon 60D with a pretty crappy 18-250mm lens at 28mm) and used the Magic Lantern intervalometer (which is a great firmware upgrade, highly recommended!) with 5-frame HDR bracketing. So, it took +0, +1, -1, +2, -2 aperture stops from the same part of the sky every 2 minutes. Then I went to bed to get some sleep before switching off the camera at 6:30 in the morning. I got a bit more than 800 pictures and it worked better than expected. The HDR pictures covered a good range of exposition, so that I could choose which level fit best for the brightest to the darkest time of the night. The result could make a nice time laps but I decided for a fusion picture instead. For the result I cut out the moon of every second picture (so this is how much the moon moves every 4 minutes) and fused it with the background. There are pictures from all the exposition levels combines. -2 at the beginning and end to +2 in the middle. Unfortunately, some of the moons look more like potatoes. That happened when the camera was moving. There was some wind in the night and I probably should have used mirror lockup. But I am pretty happy with the result anyway.
It took a while this year but finally it is getting warm in Norway. And because the weather was so nice I made a full length video of an 1 hour and 15 minutes ride. So if you want to see how a “normal” ride in Norway looks like here is the link to the video:
I also have the feeling that the traffic gets used to bikes on the road again. I haven’t had much problems with bad drivers lately. It’s a good time of the year! And vacation time is not far any more as well.