During this month's lunar eclipse, Seattle Times reader Yoshiki Nakamura caught the moon and the Space Needle in a single frame.
Photographer: Yoshiki Nakamura
Photo taken: Jan 20, 2019, at Seattle Center
Photographer’s description: “Total lunar eclipse was expected last evening but the weather forecast in Seattle appeared not good. Even until sunset time, the majority of sky was cloud-covered. The … total eclipse was expected to be at 8:40 p.m. and I wanted to capture the image at that time since the unique light/shadow combination makes the moon look three-dimensional. It was very fortunate that the sky cleared when the moon entered total eclipse. 100mm ISO400 0.4sec at f/9.”
Critique: “Getting the moon and the Space Needle in a single frame during an eclipse is a classic image to make. What makes this image great is the attention given to setting up a nice clean background to highlight the moon and building.”
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