Monday, January 26, 2009

Solar Eclipse

This morning we had the rare skyward event of a solar eclipse. It was something I've been looking forward to for a while, but when I got up this morning I was very disappointed to see that it was very misty. But I was hopeful. At its furthest we would have seen about a 64% eclipse and that was going to be at about 08:15. Just after eight I headed outside and the sun was starting to break through. Now how do I photograph it? Big question. Without anything it was just too bright. Even with lots of mist around. I tried taking it through my sunglasses but still too bright. Then I grabbed borrowed one of my colleague's (thanks Sadie) sunglasses as well and wola! Here is my effort.
This pic was taken through one pair of sun glasses...


...and this one through two pairs on full 18x optical zoom and a bit of a crop.

10 comments:

  1. Wow thats fantastic, hope your retina's are still intact ?
    I have only seen this once before a really mega event, well done :0)

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  2. It worked! Yay!

    Beautiful, beautiful photographs!!! Omigosh!

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  3. Oh Wow! We couldn't see anything as the sky was FULL of clouds....Stacey and P say satelites last night - does that count???

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  4. Nicely captured, I wouldn't even have attempted it!

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  5. Those are AMAZING! I don't think I've ever witnessed a solar eclips before!

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  6. You've done it perfectly ! Thanks to share this almost unique phenomenon. You're talented, firefly.

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