Rule # 1 – Bring your equipment….
Rule #2 – Make sure you have all PARTS of the equipment…. ** cough cough.** Tripod attachment.
I did manage a few nice shots regardless of the lack of tripod but would have been an amazing night with proper stability.
In all the photos were better than the actual eclipse from my location. A bit of cloud cover seemed to blur out the moon for most of the night until after the eclipse was over. In the past I have found eclipses better in the early hours of the morning and not at sunset. In all, it made for a great night to have a picnic and enjoy good company.