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Re: Eclipse photo prep question/critique
« Reply #30 on: August 22, 2017, 12:36:16 PM »
I still have mixed feelings about my use of that short time. It seemed like seconds. Months from now the pictures will still be there, as details of the day fade from memory.

I understand and agree.  Totality is so brief that every moment is precious.   
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Re: Eclipse photo prep question/critique
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Re: Eclipse photo prep question/critique
« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2017, 06:30:44 PM »
I got to Madras OR easy, Saturday there was barely no traffic.

Got the eclipse, had my 1DX+24-70 on intervalometer snapping time-lapse (right when eclipse was about done the sun was getting out of frame unfortunately). 5D4 had Sigma 150-600 with 1000 Oaks film. I was mostly manually zooming at 400-600, and snapping 7 bracket shots. About every few minutes.

Then totality hit and holy smokes the feeling of looking the corona without the solar glasses. I have to say it was very awesome feeling. We took quick group selfie with one of the cameras, I took few more with the Sigma 600 (without filter). And all suddenly it was back to diamond. Took last quick shot before putting back the filter on the lens.

Like I told my friend, it was almost like sex. You spend couple days with high anticipation, then there's hour of foreplay, suddenly lights go out and there's lot of cheering, and two minutes later you're exhausted.

Waited until eclipse was completely done, packed our gear and headed home. Drive home was way different. At times traffic was barely moving. Got home around 1:30am. Didn't even take cameras out from the car. Just ran through quick shower and hit bed. This morning drove to work, so the pictures are still on camera(s). Here's one pic I took of the camera:



(not sure if you can see it)

I'm sure today after I get home, I'll spend rest of the evening with LR/PS.

2021 would be at Antarctica. I'm semi-seriously thinking that if it hits one of the areas that you can go with the tour boats, that really would be once-in-a-lifetime event.

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Re: Eclipse photo prep question/critique
« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2017, 11:45:43 PM »
I got to Madras OR easy, Saturday there was barely no traffic.

Got the eclipse, had my 1DX+24-70 on intervalometer snapping time-lapse (right when eclipse was about done the sun was getting out of frame unfortunately). 5D4 had Sigma 150-600 with 1000 Oaks film. I was mostly manually zooming at 400-600, and snapping 7 bracket shots. About every few minutes.

Then totality hit and holy smokes the feeling of looking the corona without the solar glasses. I have to say it was very awesome feeling. We took quick group selfie with one of the cameras, I took few more with the Sigma 600 (without filter). And all suddenly it was back to diamond. Took last quick shot before putting back the filter on the lens.

Like I told my friend, it was almost like sex. You spend couple days with high anticipation, then there's hour of foreplay, suddenly lights go out and there's lot of cheering, and two minutes later you're exhausted.

Waited until eclipse was completely done, packed our gear and headed home. Drive home was way different. At times traffic was barely moving. Got home around 1:30am. Didn't even take cameras out from the car. Just ran through quick shower and hit bed. This morning drove to work, so the pictures are still on camera(s). Here's one pic I took of the camera:



(not sure if you can see it)

I'm sure today after I get home, I'll spend rest of the evening with LR/PS.

2021 would be at Antarctica. I'm semi-seriously thinking that if it hits one of the areas that you can go with the tour boats, that really would be once-in-a-lifetime event.

We had the same experience with traffic in Illinois.  Minimal traffic going in, major gridlock going home.  We arrived home just before 1am.

Your diamond ring shot on the back of your camera looks like a good one!
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Re: Eclipse photo prep question/critique
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2017, 12:07:04 AM »
I got to Madras OR easy, Saturday there was barely no traffic.



We had the same experience, no traffic as we drove to Baker City, OR.  However, my Camera froze as I was bracketing 7 exposures just as I pulled the filter off.  I was controlling it with my Iphone by Wi-Fi.  I had a large battery powering the camera, it had lots of capacity to run live view, so I do not know why it did that.  I waited too long to restart the camera and missed the totality.  I did look at it directly, it was amazing, well worth the trip, one more item off my bucket list.

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Re: Eclipse photo prep question/critique
« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2017, 12:09:06 AM »
I got to Madras OR easy, Saturday there was barely no traffic.



We had the same experience, no traffic as we drove to Baker City, OR.  However, my Camera froze as I was bracketing 7 exposures just as I pulled the filter off.  I was controlling it with my Iphone by Wi-Fi.  I had a large battery powering the camera, it had lots of capacity to run live view, so I do not know why it did that.  I waited too long to restart the camera and missed the totality.  I did look at it directly, it was amazing, well worth the trip, one more item off my bucket list.

:(

Sorry about your camera. But just seeing it was beyond anything, totally worth the trip even if I (/you) forgot to bring a camera.

Here's one without the filter (484mm F8 1/8 ISO400 no crop no filter)

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Re: Eclipse photo prep question/critique
« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2017, 08:30:48 PM »
In looking through the pictures from the early stages of the eclipse, I see that some were focused well enough and not overexposed so that one can see sun spots.



This is cropped but not resized. Winnsboro, SC, 1:38 EDT, f/14, 1/200 sec., ISO 200, 18-stop filter

We picked up a paper SC map at the welcome center, and I used my iPhone and iPad to help us navigate around traffic as much as possible. My friend and I were each familiar with some of the back roads closer to Charlotte from our past travels, so we avoided the worst jams. We wound up on a highway that led to an Italian restaurant in Charlotte that has some nostalgia for us both, so for me a lot more than him, since the place had better food when I was in college. After supper traffic has thinned out, and we could take I-77 all the way up here.

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Re: Eclipse photo prep question/critique
« Reply #36 on: August 23, 2017, 08:35:01 PM »
Nice photos.  Be sure to upload them to the CR Image Gallery.  Click the Gallery Tab two places to the left of logout and choose add picture

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Re: Eclipse photo prep question/critique
« Reply #36 on: August 23, 2017, 08:35:01 PM »

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Re: Eclipse photo prep question/critique
« Reply #37 on: August 24, 2017, 07:14:56 AM »
Nice photos.  Be sure to upload them to the CR Image Gallery.  Click the Gallery Tab two places to the left of logout and choose add picture

Nice partial phase pictures Mt Spokane!  How did you crop you images so consistently for size and framing?  LR, PS or another app? 

I didn't realize CR had a gallery section, thanks for sharing this.
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Re: Eclipse photo prep question/critique
« Reply #38 on: August 25, 2017, 05:35:03 PM »
I just put mine in the gallery.  Powershot G1X, f/16, 1/1000, ISO 400, internal ND filter engaged.  No solar filter, tripod, or meaningful preparation at all.  JPG straight out of camera, ~50% crop. 

But a very enjoyable way to spend a lunch break.


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Re: Eclipse photo prep question/critique
« Reply #38 on: August 25, 2017, 05:35:03 PM »