Lunar Eclipse at Lake Yosemite

I just couldn’t resist getting up early to try and photograph the Lunar Eclipse here in Merced. I thought the old theater would be a interesting subject because it’s one of the Merced landmarks. I got there around 5:30 and realized that by the time the full Eclipse were visible, the trees and buildings may obscure the moon. I took a few shots, but nothing worth while to post. My back-up plan was to drive out to Lake Yosemite.

I wanted to frame the moon, the “tower” and maybe the reflection off of the lake. Unfortunately the gate was locked, so I had to shoot from “outside” of the park.

The Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse from Lake Yosemite
Lunar Eclipse from Lake Yosemite

Reflections from Lake Yosemite

Reflections from Lake Yosemite
Reflections from Lake Yosemite

Reflections from Lake Yosemite
Reflections from Lake Yosemite

Sunrise over Merced

Sunrise Over Merced
Sunrise Over Merced

Mike Matenkosky

Mike is a Central Valley California landscape and nature photographer whose subjects include scenes from Merced County, Yosemite, SeKi, and the eastern Sierra. He is currently living in Atwater, CA.

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  1. How neat. I’ve seen eclipses before, but I’ve never seen an eclipse reflection. Thanx for the “first.”

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