Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Partial Eclipse Photography


I kinda anticipated that there would NOT be to much of a photo opportunity around here in dreary, cloudy Vancouver, WA

So when a bright patch actually appeared in the cloudy sky, just after mid-eclipse I switched lenses...

Sigmas 300mm , 1/500th of a second, f/ 22, ISO 100

Lightroom 4 teased out enough information to make out that the sun was actually being covered by the moon. Highlight and shadow recovery really helped!

Before and after

I also shot a sequence starting at first contact and ending at mid-eclipse, yep, it got dark.

You can see the video on my Facebook page

Next astronomical Photo opportunity?

Venus transits the Sun on June 5th! 

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