The full lunar eclipse begins in about 30 minutes.
The sky is clear here in LA. The moon is hanging right off my mom's front porch.
And it was way past time for me to figure out how to use my no-longer-that-new Canon Rebel. Well, I can do a number of things with it, but taking pictures of the moon was problematic. On the last flight home I did go through the manual and learned how to do a lot of things, but I was still having trouble figuring out how to set all the features.
I took a couple of pictures. Great white circle, totally washed out moon.
Opened the manual and tried some things.
Then I decided to do what I do with so many other things - google, "How to take picture of eclipse with Canon Rebel" and bingo, there were a number of websites.
http://www.ehow.com/how_12284202_use-canon-rebel-dslr-moon-eclipse.html was the one I needed to finally get this. It's not hard. I just needed someone to show me. It was finding the A/V button and then spin the little dial on top. So easy. So hard to figure out.
I went back out and did some more tests. I think I'm ready for the eclipse. This is WAY beyond what I could do with old cameras and eclipses.
An it's warm enough to be outside in shorts and a t.