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Old May 18th, 2012, 02:18 PM
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I just remember that from when I was kid, looking down and seeing all these little crescents - just another side benefit of being in the right place a the right time.

Vic - Did you try any tests shots to see if you're getting flares or other issues?
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No, for me it's more about a cool sunset picture than a telescopic sun picture. I have "scouted" a couple of locations to set up, one over the mountains and one with a field of horses in the forefront.

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Old May 19th, 2012, 12:23 PM
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I wasn't thinking straight! I was doing some test shots of the sun with the unfiltered point n shoots and got massive flares, well no duh Sherlock! Then realized I would actually be taking pics at full eclipse, essentially at sunset levels, so it should turn out better.

I probably think this all through way to much, but it seems if I don't, then inevitably I arrive at the crucial moment and have forgotten something. Eh, as long as I see with it my own eyes, it'll still be cool. Good luck everybody.
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No, for me it's more about a cool sunset picture than a telescopic sun picture. I have "scouted" a couple of locations to set up, one over the mountains and one with a field of horses in the forefront.

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The mountains may be a better spot with the sun fairly high in the sky. Good idea to scout locations today at the same time as the eclipse tomorrow.
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Promising, just ran out with the pocket camera and snapped these real quick. I think I'm business tomorrow!
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I was wondering about that. The official sunset here is about 7:15 but it will be earlier because of the mountains. So the sun will actually be fairly low in the sky while in eclipse.

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In Seattle the sun does not set until around 9 pm and the eclipse is at 6:43 pm when the sun is quite high. Looks like a very cloudy day here!
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In Arizona we don't do daylight savings - so our time is Pacific time in the summer.

Hope the sky clears up for you! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's photos.

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Change in plans. DD is flying into Sky Harbor tonight from Germany. Think I'm going to set up at the airport parking garage instead, get the downtown area instead.
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Awesome! Always fun when the kids come home.

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I guess I needed a filter, but it is interesting nonetheless. I'll see what I can do with photo software tomorrow.

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I guess I needed a filter, but it is interesting nonetheless. I'll see what I can do with photo software tomorrow.

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Thanks for posting. We saw nothing
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The best of the bunch, so far...


My try at a composite. No way to get the foreground and the sun both properly exposed in the same shot, so this is a rough try at bringing it all together.


Maximum eclipse at our location
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Shootr. That second shot is absolutely fantastic and then some. WOW!!! Great job. I like the airport as a fore ground. That is a wall hanger.

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WOW!!! Super neat pictures. Appreciate those sharing. Keep it coming. Good stuff.

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Awesome Shootr! Great job. I guess I now know the answer, you must have a solar filter. I guess there was a lot of dust in our area yesterday too.

Well done.

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WOW - I love your photos, especially the one with one sun and the airport in the foreground! Great shot!!!

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The best of the bunch, so far...

My try at a composite. No way to get the foreground and the sun both properly exposed in the same shot, so this is a rough try at bringing it all together.

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I broke the rules on filters. I wound up stacking a 2, 4, and 8 ND filter onto polarizer and still shot at f/32 at 1/4000 for the sun shots. Quick peeks to keep alignment before burning out my corneas and I was all set.

Today I'm heading back out to the desert where I did my practice run last week. Somehow, I think I dropped my timer out there, because 3 hours before the start I tore the house and truck apart and couldn't find it anywhere. So no time lapse.

Thanks for all the comments. For an astronomy geek like me, this was a holy grail type event. When I saw the plane pic I darn near had kittens-I was shooting like crazy and switching all kinds of settings with fingers crossed.
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