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  1. #11
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    Re: Who's going to shoot the Total Eclipse?

    I'll be at the airport. Was hoping maybe my flight would be airborne during the eclipse, but looks like I'm missing that by right about an hour.


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  2. #12
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    I hate to say that I'm not into this, but I'm watching it on TV. We are only getting a partial and that is enough sun to damage your eyes pretty bad. We have been told that 30-40 percent of the glasses sold are either fake or are not dark enough to do what they are supposed to do. I'm not taking any chances.
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    Here's my question on this: when photographing the solar eclipse, if you take landscape photos with the sun in the photo, why is it more damaging during the eclipse than on other days when getting the sun in a photo? I'm looking at some articles but not finding anything specific to answer this. I know a sensor can get cooked for long exposures at any time of day, but how is this different than a normal photo taken with the sun in it?
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    Who's going to shoot the Total Eclipse?
    I came across this video which shows what is supposed to happen during a total eclipse. Although I'm not in the path of a total eclipse (70-73% here), I'm wondering if the glowing horizon will be visible in my area. I might try to take photos at my church and see if the glowing horizon is visible without getting the sun in my frame.

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    Who's going to shoot the Total Eclipse?
    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    I came across this video which shows what is supposed to happen during a total eclipse. Although I'm not in the path of a total eclipse (70-73% here), I'm wondering if the glowing horizon will be visible in my area. I might try to take photos at my church and see if the glowing horizon is visible without getting the sun in my frame.

    My understanding is that it takes about 90% coverage to notice any difference in daylight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg Pics View Post
    My understanding is that it takes about 90% coverage to notice any difference in daylight.
    From previous photos with the sun in them, I know that stopping down the aperture captures more of the sun's rays than shooting wide open--especially with wide angle lenses. But I'm not planning on having the sun in the photos. I want to take church building photos without the sun in hopes of capturing the glow near the horizon. And I'll be using an ND filter in case any stars are present. Even if I can't see them with my eyes, maybe they will show up in the photo. We'll see. It might be a total bust, but it will be a learning experience.
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    Who's going to shoot the Total Eclipse?
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    Here's a pre-eclipse test shot of the sun... if you look at about the 8 o'clock position, you can see some sun spots. I plan to shoot as many shots as I can tomorrow... hoping for the weather to hold up... We're projected to see about 85% here in Florida...
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    Who's going to shoot the Total Eclipse?
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    Who's going to shoot the Total Eclipse?-sunsunspots.jpg

    Here's a pre-eclipse test shot of the sun... if you look at about the 8 o'clock position, you can see some sun spots. I plan to shoot as many shots as I can tomorrow... hoping for the weather to hold up... We're projected to see about 85% here in Florida...
    Fred, what type of filter did you use when you shot this?
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  9. #19
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    I used a 28-300mm Nikon lens... it's a 77mm filter size. I use Cokin P filters... and have 3 ND filters... I think they're an ND2, ND4 and an ND6... I tried all three stacked, and it wasn't enough. I ordered a 77mm Ice ND1000 off Amazon for $15ish... so I screwed on the ND1000, and then added the Cokins to the front of that...that, theoretically is 22 stops... but they're all cheap knockoffs so I can't attest to their accuracy... I want to hand hold because this lens has VR, and I'm extremely hesitant to lock the camera down to a locked focus position aiming my sensor at the sun... so I wanted fast shutter... I started at /14000... turned my ISO down to lo.1 (iso 50) and started working back from f28... This is on the D600 full frame... This configuration seems to be my sweet spot... I did have to adjust the temp in the white balance in LR to get from a white sun to an orange one... The fast shutter also produces the black background... when I was shooting slower, I was getting some cloud wisps in the image and the sun was blowing out...
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    Re: Who's going to shoot the Total Eclipse?

    I am in North Alabama at Lake Guntersville. Supposed to be at 97% here. Going to try to shoot it


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