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Title: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: Telecaster on August 21, 2017, 01:27:56 pm
Here we go! From SE Michigan ~20 minutes ago. Clear skies despite partly/mostly cloudy forecasts.

-Dave-
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: luxborealis on August 21, 2017, 02:43:48 pm
From Guelph, Ontario

Sony RX-10iii 600mm 8@1/2000 ISO 64 w/ POL+ND3+ND10

Note: Sunspots in lower left of sun.
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: Telecaster on August 21, 2017, 02:50:12 pm
Right around max occultation here 25 minutes ago. The crickets are in evening chriping mode.  :D

-Dave-
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: Telecaster on August 21, 2017, 03:27:50 pm
Sunspots re-emerging as the moon heads for the exit.

Great viewing here for most of the eclipse, though it's now quite cloudy.

-Dave-
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: Bob_B on August 21, 2017, 03:39:50 pm
We had a bit of rain and clouds throughout the eclipse, but there was enough blue sky for this timelapse composite. Here in Maryland, we had approx. 80% totality, and really wonderful shadows, i.e, leaves acted like hundreds of pinhole cameras, at maximum coverage. It was fun.

Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: luxborealis on August 21, 2017, 03:41:19 pm
We had a bit of rain and clouds throughout the eclipse, but there was enough blue sky for this timelapse composite. Here in Maryland, we had approx. 80% totality, and really wonderful shadows, i.e, leaves acted like hundreds of pinhole cameras, at maximum coverage. It was fun.

Beautiful set, Bob!
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: Christopher Sanderson on August 21, 2017, 05:25:26 pm
My favourite thus far. - from NY Times feature (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/21/science/eclipse-reader-photos.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0)
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: MattBurt on August 21, 2017, 06:20:51 pm
I used an old manual Pentax A* 300/4 lens on a similarly old Vivitar 2x TC for the sun shot. A crop body (K-3) helped with reach.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4373/36718905245_8dff307674_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XWHZgc)IMGP8774 (https://flic.kr/p/XWHZgc) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr

The shadows were probably more interesting and made a unique shot a lot more feasible.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4413/35884210874_7d3f210bd0_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WEXXGW)IMGP8800-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/WEXXGW) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: Farmer on August 21, 2017, 06:54:26 pm
Matt, that second shot is awesome! 
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: Christopher Sanderson on August 21, 2017, 07:15:38 pm
New favourite: Awesome Awning PinHole by MattBurt. Superb!
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: Telecaster on August 21, 2017, 08:03:38 pm
Great shadow pic, Matt!

I've attached a cloud-heavy pic from near the end of my sequence. Had a blast today, letting neighbors and one of the guys who takes care of my greenery look at the partially eclipsed sun via both camera LCD and solar glasses. Lotsa smiles.  :D

Now that I've got a good solar rig and pic-taking method put together, think I'll do more such observation.

-Dave-
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: MattBurt on August 21, 2017, 08:05:39 pm
Matt, that second shot is awesome!

New favourite: Awesome Awning PinHole by MattBurt. Superb!

Thanks!
I had to get the obligatory solar disc shot and let people (friends) look through my camera but once it peaked I was happy to pursue the other shots on my own!  8)
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: MattBurt on August 21, 2017, 08:07:21 pm
Great shadow pic, Matt!

I've attached a cloud-heavy pic from near the end of my sequence. Had a blast today, letting neighbors and one of the guys who takes care of my greenery look at the partially eclipsed sun via both camera LCD and solar glasses. Lotsa smiles.  :D

Now that I've got a good solar rig and pic-taking method put together, think I'll do more such observation.

-Dave-

Thanks Dave, I like the clouds. I wouldn't have minded a few here.
Good shot too. It's fun to share the geekery with others!
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: pcgpcg on August 22, 2017, 01:01:38 am
New favourite: Awesome Awning PinHole by MattBurt. Superb!
That is an awesome photo. Well done!

Here are my plain vanilla standard eclipse shots from Oregon. We had about two minutes of totality and I spent most of it being awe struck. The moment when we entered the shadow was the most dramatic - after gradually getting darker for thirty minutes, the light suddenly dimmed over a two second period and we were plunged into semi-darkness, much darker than I was expecting and almost as dark as middle of the night with a full moon. It was instantly colder and... spooky, mind-bending, magical. I don't know what else to say. Very other-worldy. It ended way too soon.

We drove up into Mt. Hood National Forest the night before - no traffic. Approaching from the north on National Forest road 46 we found very few people north of Breitenbush, at center of totality. Easily found a beautiful campsite off of a side road - no one else around, just deer stomping around all night. Returned the following morning after totality - no traffic. Despite the dire predictions about traffic, we could have easily driven up into the mountains the morning of the eclipse. A very non-stressful, relaxing and awe-inspiring day which I will never forget.

Oly OM-D E-M1 Mkii, Oly 40-150 Pro w/Oly 1.4 extender (420mm effective) + POL, 1/100 @ f5.0, ISO 200
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: Rajan Parrikar on August 22, 2017, 01:21:51 am
Fine work, all.
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: Miles on August 22, 2017, 02:20:49 am
Thanks to everyone for sharing their images.

Here's a cloudy partial eclipse from Maine.  This is near maximum coverage for the area.

Miles
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: Bob_B on August 22, 2017, 07:42:27 am
Great photos everyone. Matt, the crescent shadow photo is superb. Terry, thank you for your kind words!
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: luxborealis on August 22, 2017, 08:10:24 am
Thanks to everyone for sharing their images.

Here's a cloudy partial eclipse from Maine.  This is near maximum coverage for the area.

Miles

Very atmospheric! Ideal, really.
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: graeme on August 22, 2017, 08:27:43 am
A great set of images. Thanks to all who posted.
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: HSakols on August 22, 2017, 09:15:18 am
I think I enjoyed watching people the most.
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: john beardsworth on August 22, 2017, 11:32:10 am
I think I enjoyed watching people the most.

Well worth it too!
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: John Cothron on August 22, 2017, 06:41:27 pm
I have a lot to go through, but I processed this one early this morning.
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: Bob_B on August 22, 2017, 06:55:46 pm
Really nice John. Are those 'Bailey's Beads" I see on the right?
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: John Cothron on August 22, 2017, 07:50:11 pm
Really nice John. Are those 'Bailey's Beads" I see on the right?

Yes sir, and thank you!  I have about 400 telephoto shots to go through.  I spotted this one quickly though.  Pretty good detail on the beads.
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 22, 2017, 08:59:22 pm
Nice one!
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: graeme on August 23, 2017, 05:40:51 am
I think I enjoyed watching people the most.

Good shot.
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: graeme on August 23, 2017, 05:41:43 am
I have a lot to go through, but I processed this one early this morning.

Nice work.
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: John Cothron on August 23, 2017, 06:24:25 am
Just finished processing this one.  I'm enjoying working through these, processing is quite a bit different than what I usually do.  It's difficult to pull out as much detail as you want.

Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: Miles on August 23, 2017, 09:20:38 am
Thanks Terry!
Miles
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: John Cothron on August 23, 2017, 09:38:07 am
Nice one!

Nice work.

Thank you very much
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: Swellpix on August 23, 2017, 04:04:52 pm
I used an old manual Pentax A* 300/4 lens on a similarly old Vivitar 2x TC for the sun shot. A crop body (K-3) helped with reach.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4373/36718905245_8dff307674_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XWHZgc)IMGP8774 (https://flic.kr/p/XWHZgc) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr

The shadows were probably more interesting and made a unique shot a lot more feasible.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4413/35884210874_7d3f210bd0_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WEXXGW)IMGP8800-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/WEXXGW) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Like that black and white shot.
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: Swellpix on August 23, 2017, 04:05:31 pm
Cool.
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: Swellpix on August 23, 2017, 04:11:20 pm
I think I enjoyed watching people the most.
I REALLY love this photograph. To me, these types of photographs evoke more of a deep feeling of wonder than the actual eclipse itself.
Great work!
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: Rainer SLP on August 23, 2017, 05:59:13 pm
Hi,

Made a Timelapse with telescope, ecuatorial mount and H-Alpha filter. I guess being a time it is allowed here :-)

This was in Mexico in the town of San Luis Potosi.

Look at this link https://vimeo.com/230697735

Thanks for watching

Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: John Cothron on August 24, 2017, 07:07:25 am
The Ring

Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: kers on August 24, 2017, 11:23:55 am
...

Thanks for watching

and hearing
also sprach ... Strauss... (!)
i can hear it made some impact... ;)
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: NancyP on August 24, 2017, 03:20:52 pm
Nice Baily's beads!
There really is a very short time between totality and diamond ring - about 5 to 10 seconds - in which some form of beads are visible.
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: luxborealis on August 24, 2017, 07:43:39 pm
and hearing
also sprach ... Strauss... (!)
i can hear it made some impact... ;)

+1 Very effective (the time lapse, that is, and the use of Strauss, I suppose!)  :)
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: John Cothron on August 26, 2017, 03:07:23 pm
Probably one of my last posts from the eclipse.  I finally did a composite, I think the rule is you have to do one :)

Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: luxborealis on August 26, 2017, 08:24:42 pm
Probably one of my last posts from the eclipse.  I finally did a composite, I think the rule is you have to do one :)

Beautifully done, John.
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 27, 2017, 12:22:41 am
Beautifully done, John.
+1.
Title: Re: 2017 Solar Eclipse Photos
Post by: Telecaster on August 31, 2017, 05:41:23 pm
Astrophotographer Damian Peach has posted a lovely HDR eclipse image. I've included it as a click-to-view link rather than a direct image 'cuz the pic is pretty big.

http://www.damianpeach.com/tse2017/hdr_corona_c3dp.png

-Dave-