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08-21-2017, 11:30 AM   #1
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2017 Solar Eclipse Challenge!

I'd like to start a mini challenge to see who was able to capture the best eclipse photo! If course not everyone was lucky enough to see the totality, but it was still a spectacular sight. Still working on my shots so I will add them in a reply.

The format of this challenge will be like any of our other weekly challenges, and it will be open until the 28th.

Please "like" others' posts to indicate your favorite shots!


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Here's my 75% from Brentwood, CA.
I used the K3II with DFA 150-450 and a 9-stop ND

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decided at the last minute to snap some pics ....
first one at beginning of totality 2nd one a bit out of focus but the reflected light made Venus (to the left) appear very BLUE ...3rd one just as totality was ending and sun was roaring back
just simple jpgs ...sure there will be many better but thought I'd share ...was really cool to be so dark in the middle of the day!



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QuoteOriginally posted by PlumCrazy Quote
decided at the last minute to snap some pics ....
first one at beginning of totality 2nd one a bit out of focus but the reflected light made Venus (to the left) appear very BLUE ...3rd one just as totality was ending and sun was roaring back
just simple jpgs ...sure there will be many better but thought I'd share ...was really cool to be so dark in the middle of the day!
Amazing shots! Mind if we use one of these as the banner for the challenge announcement?

Didn't have as much to work with here in Phoenix, plus DST caught me off guard so I ran out last minute with only what I had on hand.

The best detail I could risk getting. Without a proper solar filter I only spent a few seconds trying to get the focus right before taking the shot.

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absolute ...feel free ...much the same ..knew we were having totality but was busy at work.
ran home and grabbed the camera ....went out on the back deck and just starting shooting at various shutter speeds to try and catch something
thanks
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a few shots, but this is the best of the bunch:

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Eclipse from Sointula

The eclipse was only forecast to reach 81.3% of totality here in Sointula, BC, but the sky was cloudy and there was large fog banks moving down the strait in front of us. Then just after the time for the maximum eclipse, the clouds briefly thinned enough to get a couple of shots.

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Here is my shot.

That's a series of shots of solar eclipse taken from my porch this morning. Unfortunately, we in Vancouver could see only 80% of it. The next time it will happen here will be in 700 years, maybe I will be lucky to catch all 100%
The shot #2 is the max eclipse that happen at 10:23AM.
The time span between the shot #1 and #5 was 21 minutes.
K-1 with D FA 28-105 at f/13-f/16 1/8000 sec with ND 400 filter. Heavily cropped, since I had the ND filter only in 62mm size and couldn't use my 300mm lens.
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Shot from my home in Prescott, AZ. It was too overcast to get anything worthwhile for most of the partial eclipse.
Shot with K-1 D-FA 150-450 + 10 stop ND

If the rules are the same as the weekly challenges, the first pic is my submission.
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Here's my offering. Only 75% coverage where I was, and some scattered clouds rolling through. I combined four shots into one image for a more interesting view.

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Great shots everyone!
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From Reno, Nevada. We only had about 80% coverage.







Sigma 150-500 on a K5ii filtered with an Orion solar filter.
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pulled over in pa... no filter (cloudy). nothing spectacular, but not terrible.

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