Shoot for the moon
I had a shot in my mind for a few weeks after discovering a blood moon was coming to the UK. Truth be told I was probably a bit ambitious in what I was aiming for but for a first attempt at shooting the moon since 2000 (on slide film - ended disastrously) I'll take it.
British ultrarunner James Poole and I ventured out at 3am to the iconic white cliffs of Beachy Head on the UK's South coast. I was looking for a clean line to put James on with the moon behind. I hadn't quite factored just how dark the moon got when eclipsed; I was pushing ISO 3200, right down at the limit of shutter speed for capturing running and over exposing a stop and it was still barely there. Not to mention shooting with a 400mm in sub zero conditions on a steep slope leading to a tasty 300ft cliff drop.