Camera position for photographing the lunar eclipse over Kawelikoa Point, Kauai. Planning for the eclipse was done using The Photographer's Ephemeris on my iPad, with on-site confirmation using the augmented reality mode of PhotoPills.
The eclipse was on the first full day of my first visit to Kauai, so I wasn't sure how it would work out, nor was I sure how to get to the location I selected. My wife and I did some advance scouting the afternoon before, but only had time to go partway. The full hike from the end of the dirt road where I parked ended up being a little over a mile, over a combination of beach and trails.
I benefitted tremendously from OpenStreetMaps maps that I downloaded to my GPS app, MotionX-GPS. The maps had excellent coverage of the trails, and allowed very efficient route-finding. I recorded my track to the shooting location so I could retrace my steps back to the car in the darkness of the total eclipse.
- Matthew P. Hunt
- Created on
- Sunday 20 January 2019
- Posted on
- Wednesday 6 February 2019
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