OK, maybe not – a lunar exlipse on the solstice is pretty cool. But it is a fair amount of waiting, and staring at, and shooting… the moon. A big round rock in the sky.
Really, after you capture a few frames, what else is there? Everything else, in fact.
In other words, show the moon in its environment: with stars in the background, or in its relation to other celetial bodies (coming soon, I’m still processing that one), or the landscape (also coming soon), or the neighbors.
In this case: while waiting for a long-exposure shot to finish, I was playing around with my Canon G11. Took this – it’s a slow shutter, and completely hand-held. What I was trying to capture: a lightly cloudy evening, with surprising shadows, and… the neighbors ignoring the eclipse & watching TV, instead.
Yes, the blue light you see is coming from a TV.