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Solar eclipse diamond ring
« on: August 23, 2017, 07:52:53 PM »

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Re: Solar eclipse diamond ring
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2017, 08:30:12 PM »
Solar eclipse diamond ring



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Thats the moment that my camera went bonkers.  It suddenly took 4 washed out images with very long exposures reducing the exposure each time, then hung.  It was supposed to start with a short exposure and inc crease it to get 7 bracketed exposures.  All 4 are washed out raw images that cannot be recovered.

This is the last one that came out.


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Re: Solar eclipse diamond ring
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2017, 03:50:03 AM »
Not my photos (needless to say) but the planning these required is impressive!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYHbN2QAz97/

https://blog.photoshelter.com/2017/08/create-viral-eclipse-photo/



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Re: Solar eclipse diamond ring
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2017, 05:26:25 PM »
Mt Spokane - At least you have an equipment excuse.  In my haste to set up I forgot to tape the focus ring and ended up with no useable images of totality (I stayed overnight too far from site and had to contend with I-5 traffic in the morning, plus tired from drive on the day before - made it to the site 7 minutes before first contact).  However, totality was spectacular visually and I believe far better than any photograph can manage.  Here's one of my OOF diamond rings.

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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2017, 05:48:40 PM »
Here's mine:


Diamond ring.. From 6 miles from Albany OR.   I've seen better diamonds and worse.

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Re: Solar eclipse diamond ring
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2017, 05:52:06 PM »
Not my photos (needless to say) but the planning these required is impressive!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYHbN2QAz97/

https://blog.photoshelter.com/2017/08/create-viral-eclipse-photo/
WOW! Fantastic pictures! What a lot of work and planning. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Solar eclipse diamond ring
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2017, 05:56:38 PM »
And here is a shot of Bailey's beads (shot with filter on when it should have been off).

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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2017, 05:56:38 PM »

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Re: Solar eclipse diamond ring
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2017, 06:07:01 PM »
from TN, slightly out of focus, but at f11 it worked out. 7dmk2 and 100-400mk2.

slightly darkened up for dramatic effect.

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Re: Solar eclipse diamond ring
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2017, 06:08:32 PM »
One more ring, less corona, solar prominences visible just above "diamond".

The images in Mikehits references are so good.
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Re: Solar eclipse diamond ring
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2017, 09:14:50 PM »
Athens Tennessee. I think these might technically be Baily's Beads.

Can't remember the last time I was so flumoxed while taking photos. I just wasn't prepared for how disorienting and dark it would be during totality.

Had to swap bodies at totality and I barely got it done in time. Pics came out ok though and I don't seem to have damaged any of my gear or my vision.

Glad I had everything set up in advance. I never would have been able to correct on the fly.


edit 8/31/17: Had a PM regarding the specs on this image so I thought I'd include here as well. Not sure anybody is paying attention to this as Harvey has mostly eclipsed interest in the eclipse.

Shot with a 1DX2 with a 100-400L IS II plus 1.4x ext. I was doing auto brackets of 7 exposures at 2 stop intervals. This is the least exposed image of this series. 1/4000th @f11 and an ISO of 400. Although its been edited a bit for aesthetics it's similar to the original raw. It's also a pretty significant crop and clipped just a bit at the top end but all of the other exposures show significant clipping and look quite different. More like the Diamond Ring shots.
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Re: Solar eclipse diamond ring
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2017, 10:25:08 PM »
Athens Tennessee. I think these might technically be Baily's Beads.

Can't remember the last time I was so flumoxed while taking photos. I just wasn't prepared for how disorienting and dark it would be during totality.

Very nice image! 

I had a similar experience.  I practiced shooting the sun several times times and had gone through my setting and set-up in advance, but when totality hit, I was a bit overwhelmed.  I missed the first diamond ring and struggled to get my totality settings dialed in (even though I had custom settings pre-programmed, they were 3-4 stops off).  I didn't want to spend all my time with the camera, so stopped for about a minute during mid totality and just observed. 
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Re: Solar eclipse diamond ring
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2017, 10:48:40 PM »
Yep. Sounds familiar. Looking back I'm not sure it was worth switching from crop to full frame for the totality. I did manage to quit fussing with the camera for a few seconds and look at the eclipse. Totally mesmerizing. If I get the chance to see another one I'm not sure I would try to photograph it again. The pic's are cool but I wish I taken a little more time to enjoy the moment.

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Re: Solar eclipse diamond ring
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2017, 03:15:30 AM »
Yep. Sounds familiar. Looking back I'm not sure it was worth switching from crop to full frame for the totality. I did manage to quit fussing with the camera for a few seconds and look at the eclipse. Totally mesmerizing. If I get the chance to see another one I'm not sure I would try to photograph it again. The pic's are cool but I wish I taken a little more time to enjoy the moment.

I promised myself, and told some friends, that when totality hit I would quit taking pictures and just enjoy the experience. Stupidly I broke that promise. I hastily unscrewed the filter, tried taking a few shots, used my little camera to photograph the crowd, looked at the eclipse with my eyes, looked around at the crowd and the darkness. I missed looking at the sunset around the horizon. I didn't see any planets, though one appears to show up on three of my shots. Where I was, totality was just under two minutes, it seemed like ten seconds I was so busy. I wound up taking five pictures during the totality. The last one accidentally got a diamond ring:


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Re: Solar eclipse diamond ring
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Re: Solar eclipse diamond ring
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2017, 03:52:29 AM »
The last one accidentally got a diamond ring:



There be people I know who have photographed a couple of eclipses and failed to get the diamond ring. You tell them you got it 'accidentally' and your health may be at risk.  :D

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Re: Solar eclipse diamond ring
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2017, 12:11:18 PM »
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