Today I realized that the moon has variable sunblock capabilities.
Argh! I was going to get a shot like that, too, but forgot about it in the excitement. Also I stayed indoors for a significant part of the time because it was so beastly hot and humid outside.made some nice designs in the shadows of the trees!
love the corona shot !! well doneI decided not to fiddle with my tripod because of the high elevation of the sun which would have made it difficult to use my DSLR's viewfinder. Instead I tried a few hand-held shots which fortunately turned out OK with some help from Photoshop's curves tool. Note Venus (?) in the first picture!
It's called the "Diamond Ring" ... for obvious reasons. Then the Corona follows. It's all very amazing and magical, I agree!At the very first moments I could see a fire storm on the left upper part of periphery.
Sure, go ahead!Awesome! Mind if I share these outside PF?
My own pictures were taken with a point-and-shoot digital camera, and the Sun's corona got overexposed. It also made the twilight somewhat brighter. I was annoyed that the Sun didn't come out too well, but I decided to enjoy totality rather than experiment with the camera's settings.I had second thoughts about the shot of the eclipse and the building, so I re-processed it to make it darker. Now it looks a bit darker than does in Photoshop, but that may simply be because of the differing contrast with the light background here and the black background in PS.
Much the same thing happened with my camera, as I took pictures of my house's walls, to capture the tree-left pinhole-camera effect.Last night I watched the live TV coverage of the eclipse on our CBS and NBC stations, which I had set my DVR to record. As the light dwindled towards totality, what they recorded of the surroundings (not the sun itself) doesn't really resemble reality. It's probably because of the automatic exposure control on their cameras which boosted the brightness to compensate for the increasing darkness. Of course, our eyes were doing something similar, but the perceived results were different. My crowd shot a few minutes before totality doesn't do the scene justice, either.
I post-processed some video of a newly asphalted parking lot during the 99% phase in Gresham Oregon at work for 'shadow bands". On the original video the effect is very faint and not much better here.
At the very first moments I could see a fire storm on the left upper part of periphery. There were bright orange dots surrounded by a beautiful magenta color.
I think the diamond ring is what is shown in image 2 of post #137. I think the fire storms are what my neighbor caught in this shot below. I love the colors, but I can't decide if they are pink or orange. I also don't know which side is up in this image. I also feel sorry for my neighbor, he concentrated so much getting these max zoomed images that he never saw the corona.It's called the "Diamond Ring" ... for obvious reasons.
This was kind of my "take away" from the last two years of listening to veterans of eclipses; "When in doubt, just stare at it. Do NOT mess with your camera."...I forgot all that and looked up...