Description A composite image featuring four phases of a total lunar eclipse. This is from the 2004 total lunar eclipse. It was really cloudy in Colorado that night and I was severely disappointed that I was going to miss the lunar fun. If you ever find yourself in a similar situation surf on over to the Clear Sky Clock and locate the best viewing location you can drive to, it totally saved me here (lots of good general astronomy links there as well). We ended up driving out to a hole in the cloud cover and haze out in the Pawnee National Grassland in NE Colorado.The eclipse itself was a stunning thing to see. My favorite part is when the moon passed through Earth's umbral shadow into totality. At the moment it hit totality a gazillion coyotes started howling at the moon all around us. What an evening. If you're now itching to know when the next show is, check here for a lunar eclipse schedule for the coming years.This is one of my favorite photographs from my work. It was taken with a Nikon 4500 digiscoped through my Nikon Fieldscope 60 mm ED spotting scope. I hope you enjoy.
Michael Menefee, Fort Collins, Colorado Member Since March 2007 Artist Statement Welcome to my online gallery space & thank you for visiting-- I hope you enjoy my images.
I have long had a passion for creating fine art photographs. A large chunk of the work I do could be labeled as nature photography and really it's no surprise. Conservation biology is a central area of interest for me, which is reflected in the subjects I chose. Photography can pair well with birding and botany, two other activities I am passionate about.
Often with my photography I hope to evoke the same sense of childhood wonder and appreciation for nature that experiencing it first-hand instills in me. I hope you find my images to be a fun diversion.