There are some experiences that only come around every once in a while. Or, in that case, every once in a millenium. The moon eclipse from Friday night resulted in a beautiful blood moon visible on the skies of Europe, and I’m very grateful for having experienced this phenomenon. And, to be frank, I’m not really equipped for this type of photography: A very basic tripod, a 200mm lens being not the ideal maximum zoom for this, and the maximum aperture of 4.0 neither. Nevertheless, I’m quite satisfied with the results.
Also, I realized what a big difference it makes switching from crop to full frame sensor. To max out the zoom range (as you probably know, regular lenses are “longer” on a crop sensor body), I had brought my 7D as well. But the live view mode was pitch black, no way of getting focus on the moon right. So having the 6D Mark II really saved me, even though the lens might not have been the super ideal pick for this kind of endeavour. But, with challenges like this, you learn a lot – and I would not have been able to get those shots without the experiences I made photographing the Northern lights. So, once again, it all comes together.