I was up early on the morning of Dec 10th 2011. I often do this on my days off as switching back and forth between working nights and having weekends like a normal person is not easy. I was also listening ot the radio stream from CBC and the news happened to mention that western Canada and the US would be getting a good view of the Lunar Eclipse. It was frosty and clear outside and I was up at the right time so I grabbed my camera, put on a hat and set up the tripod outside.
Even with a tripod things move. With the long exposures I was using the wobble becomes pronounces. Of 90 shots I took over the course of the 45 min I was outside only 10 were steady. I quickly found out that standing anywhere near the camera as the shutter released caused the image to blur. My breathing and my body moving back and forth were the culptrits. I tried standing really still and holdimg my breath, but that wasn't good enough. I had to walk away from the camera and lean against the house while not breathing and hope that my automatic shutter release would work. (It sometimes sticks and i have to turn the camera off and back on to reset it).
Anyway.. here are the 10 shots.