Early this morning I woke up with the intention to watch and take pictures of the lunar eclipse. Waking up was already a struggle as the night and early morning was really cold and the still too early morning hadn’t gotten to its coldest point. From the bathroom window as I brush my teeth I look up and see half moon already covered in the earth’s shade, so I ran out with my gear hoping to not miss this opportunity since I don’t know when I will have another chance like this, if at all…
As I start setting up my equipment down for the pictures I realize on my hurry I didn’t grab a jacket, oh what an unforgivable and painful mistake… I try jumping to shake the cold off as I continue setting up the settings on my camera so that I can capture a better view than what my eyes can see. ISO, Shutter Speed, aperture, handheld and tripod. I try everything as quick as possible as I shiver and try to not lose my focus since not only is the time running out till the eclipse is as it core point, but I’m also trying to get something set up so that maybe I can escape the cold in my car or be able to capture a picture I’m comfortable enough so I can run back inside.
After what it seemed to me like 40 minutes I finally was in pain with cold, my car windshield was icy, and the telephone lines were in my lens view, so I get my gear and run back inside, hoping I could get something out of my sacrifice.
Did my sacrifice pay off?