Deefstes, I have to compliment you as I think that that sequential arc of moon pics, with the building in the foreground, is fantastic! Did you leave the shutter open and expose by alternately removing and covering the lens with the cap? The black-and-white close-up is also tops. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks mate. No, I had the camera on a tripod and used a remote shutter release to take a picture every ten minutes without the camera moving. I then basically just combined all the images afterwards.
I think it could be an interesting idea to leave the shutter open for the 2.5 hours and just cover/uncover the lens for every exposure. I think I'll give that a try some time. In a way it is more "purist" as it would not require much or any post processing.
And the "black and white" picture is actually not black and white. It's just that the sky was black and the moon was white
For those interested, have a look at this unbelievable picture of the lunar eclipse. It is also a combination of several pictures taken during totality, eight in fact, each of them a 40 seconds exposure. There is not a great deal of information available on how the image was taken but I would assume the camera must have been on a equatorial mount to allow tracking of the moon so as to avoid motion blur.http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110617.html