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    Who's going to shoot the Total Eclipse?

    One month from tomorrow, a total eclipse of the sun will pass over a chunk of the USA. I plan to drive a few hours to see it. Anyone planning some special way to shoot it?


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    Re: Who's going to shoot the Total Eclipse?

    Not doing anything special. Wife and I going down to South Carolina to get along the path (about 8 or 9 hours). Plan on driving down Sunday and Home on Tuesday. That will give us the whole day to goof off and get the camera ready. Already got my solar filter for the 70-300 and solar glasses for the wife and I.
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    Re: Who's going to shoot the Total Eclipse?

    I'm going to take my camera, put the lens cap on, turn it off, and leave it in the truck.
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    Re: Who's going to shoot the Total Eclipse?

    Quote Originally Posted by 480sparky View Post
    I'm going to take my camera, put the lens cap on, turn it off, and leave it in the truck.
    I have the same feeling. Better to just observe it and look at professional photos later. Be in the experience... I did the same thing at the last shuttle launch. No pics, just watched.

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    Re: Who's going to shoot the Total Eclipse?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blade Canyon View Post
    ... Anyone planning some special way to shoot it?
    Nope... Just not my sorta thaaang.
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    Re: Who's going to shoot the Total Eclipse?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blade Canyon View Post
    I have the same feeling. Better to just observe it and look at professional photos later. Be in the experience... I did the same thing at the last shuttle launch. No pics, just watched.
    My feeling is: It's gonna be another 7 years before the next one rolls around. I may not be drawing breath by then. So I want to experience this one.

    Experience is the operative word here. I'm going to have a whopping 2:27 of totality where I plan on parking my carcass for it. Two and a half minutes. That ain't much time to mess around with a camera. Fiddling with settings, chimping the images, changing this n that.

    No thanks. I'd rather have the whole even saved on my Gray Matter Hard Drive instead. Besides, there's folks who spend their lives chasing eclipses all over the world with much more experience (both scientific and photographic) that will produce images that will make anything I take look like I'm 6 years old and shooting with a Brownie.

    IF (another operative word there) the sky cooperates and I get to enjoy such a sublime and stunning event, and I just happen to be able to get to my brothers' place south of Dallas in 2024, I may try a camera then.

    A total solar eclipse is usually a once-in-a-lifetime event. I'm going to do everything humanly possible to get to this one. I'm getting to my location a week ahead of time to (hopefully) secure a decent camp site. Once that's done, I'm going to tool around and enjoy the local sights then take it easy while the area gets flooded on the weekend.

    Monday morning, I'll get up and have a heapen' pile of bisquits and gravy for breakfast. Then tromp up the hill with a chair, some snacks, some water and some sunscreen. Sit, wait, watch and soak it all in.

    All of it.


    As a side note; IF you can find a copy of it, Totality by Fred Espanek is a great non-technical book on the subject. And don't forget to order your eclipse glasses.
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    Re: Who's going to shoot the Total Eclipse?

    We will get a partial eclipse down here. I am ordering some glasses for it.
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    Re: Who's going to shoot the Total Eclipse?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blade Canyon View Post
    One month from tomorrow, a total eclipse of the sun will pass over a chunk of the USA. I plan to drive a few hours to see it. Anyone planning some special way to shoot it?
    I'm going to a witch burning, which will stop the dragon from eating the Sun. It always works and the Sun always re appears.
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    Re: Who's going to shoot the Total Eclipse?

    i'm driving about 10 hours to see it. bringing my family and camera; although it won't look professional, at least i'll have my own picture and experience.
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    Re: Who's going to shoot the Total Eclipse?

    staying home, i will get a 90%+ look at the eclipse here in cowiche. Oregon traffic is a mess, long delays, running short on gas and good
    spots to camp and shoot are costing $$$$.
    DO NOT GROW UP!!
    IT IS A TRAP!!
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