I am not a night sky photographer but I thought it would be fun to try to photograph last night’s spectacular lunar eclipse. There was quite a bit of light pollution where I was, including a street light off to the side of my balcony, but the skies were clear and the view of the blood moon over Montreal was spectacular. I had the Canon 100-400 F4-5.6 L ll with the 1.4x extender on the 5D Mlll. When it started to get a little darker I took the extender off to gather more light. By the final shots I was shooting at f5.6, 1/30 and ISO 3200. So, lots of noise. I did not want to risk any slower shutter speeds as the moon is moving and I felt I was risking some motion blur. Manual focus became more challenging as the shadow crossed the surface. It was lots of fun and worth the effort–can’t wait for the next one.