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Composite I made over the weekend of two images - the incredible corona at totality and the night sky taken in Lucile, Idaho on August 21, 2017. ||
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My first total solar eclipse! I staked out a place in the path of totality, camped out with a few friends the night before, ate a hot breakfast over a cook stove and listened to some good jams during the eclipse. Everything was great, except for the traffic on the way back! Next eclipse is in 2024 and I will be ready (photographically) for it!
Eclipse progression from bottom left to top right. Taken from just before first contact at 10:10am through totality at 11:28am and finally, fourth contact at 12:51pm. If you zoom in, you can see teeny sunspots on the sun 🌞🌚✨|| #idahoeclipse2017#jj_2017eclipse
Getting to witness totality on Monday was one of the most (if not the most) extraordinary, jaw-droppingly beautiful and incredible sights I have ever seen. Photographing this rare event was an absolute thrill as well! While fumbling to get my solar filter off as quickly as I could and furiously bracketing to get as many exposures in the 2 min and 5 seconds of totality, I took some mental notes that I didn't want to forget - About 15 min before totality the temperature started dropping. I grabbed my sweater out of the trunk and observed the light around me. The light was indescribable - the shadows grew long and while it was still very much bright outside, the light started growing faint with a darkened cast. Just before totality hit the sky turned a magnificent, deep blue and I saw several stars poke out from the darkening blanket of blue overhead. I scanned the horizon and saw a 360 degree twilight fall around us and a flock of birds flying away from the sun. The crowd around me at my campsite erupted in cheers and applause as we were greeted with the spectacular sight of the total eclipse 💫🌚✨ || This was the first photo of totality that I shot. Between 7 and 8 o' clock, you can see a couple of Baily's beads that I lucked out in capturing. Baily's beads happen a couple of seconds before totality when a few tiny rays of sunlight peek out between the peaks and craters on the moon. And at 1 o' clock a solar prominence - an arc of gas that erupts from the surface of the sun. || Shot at 400mm with ISO 100, f11 at 1/125. || #idahoeclipse2017#jj_afterdark#jj_2017eclipse#jj_forum_2011
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My first foray into solar eclipse photography. I may have to make a trip to the next U.S. total solar eclipse in 2024. Sony A6300 with a 210mm lens (315mm equivalent) and a Celestron solar photo filter.
A little late with our eclipse pictures but we had so much fun yesterday watching the eclipse. We were at free Forest school and a friend happened to have extra glasses! We were so thankful to be able to see the eclipse directly. We made our box viewer but it was awesome to see it directly. The sky turned into a golden color and we could feel a temperature change. Just wishing I'd gotten a solar filter for my lens but maybe next time.
To view an eclipse is to be somewhere you've never been, and can rarely find. In the 30 minutes before, the air cools. The light dims in a manner unlike anything else- no golden or blue hues of sunset- just less. Animals scatter or go silent and just when you think you cannot be surprised anymore, you are. In moments the day plunges into late sunset, and you gasp. Your heart starts beating through your chest as a primitive part of you instinctually rises from within and reacts to the otherworldliness of the moment. It feels challenged against everything it inherently knew. Up in the sky the last glimmer of light flashes like a glowing jewel, and then it happens- totality. You feel equal parts in awe of its beauty, and yet overcome with a mild dread like you just watched a close friend get suffocated. You feel so helplessly small. The wind changes directions, the sky darkens and for a brief moment a door behind the universe is opened up to you, and for the first time in your life you see the atmosphere of the sun. You see the universe beyond the purview of the earth. You see the corona- plasma stretch millions of miles off into space in dazzling arches of white and color. You can briefly comprehend the netting of magnetic fields that surround the sun and earth, and the pull of gravity that unites us all. You are struck by so much it almost feels like nothing at all except the visual splendor of the sun you have never actually seen.
In a moment of totality 149 years ago in India the French Astronomer Jules Jansen was struck in such a way many are, but also observed a green flash in the corona and discovered the existence of a new element- helium.
And then, just as suddenly, it ends. Light returns so quickly, and you don't know what to feel but wonder. It's day light again and the whole experience felt almost like a dream. The birds begin to chirp, the air begins to warm, and the world you knew- returns. #jj_2017eclipse#thegreatamericaneclipse#eclipse2017#solareclipse#eclipseexperience#burnmagazine
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Y'all's eclipse pics have been so good, so fun! We didn't end up getting glasses but we did have the kids sit outside and "don't look up!" In Atlanta, we had 97% coverage. It was odd... it was still quite bright, but slowly got dimmer. It felt as though God lowered the exposure & highlights in Lightroom.
It got a bit cooler and the night-bugs started chirping. It never got dark, but just a spooky dimness. I took pictures of my kids with my dslr and it was actually a pretty, soft and flattering light.
So the next time your client wants a midday sesh, let 'em know that you're available during the next eclipse 😆
Here's some favorites from fellow Atlanta photographer,
Kaleen of @kdenke & @kaleenenkephoto
These are so fun! Love how you captured it! I looked for the crescent shadows and never found any 😭
What a day to remember! Up at 5:00am to drink your coffee because the small plane ride to Tennessee is 3.5 hours and no pit stops. Hanging with two good friends and a couple hundred more to watch quite the spectacle. Then a long trip home back to Michigan dodging or waiting for storms to blow by, arriving home by midnight, and at work by 6:30am. Yup, quite the event.
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