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Old 2nd of May 2012 (Wed)   #1
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Default May 20th Solar Eclipse - Where will you Be

I am going to Bryce Canyon Utah. I should be able to get a nice view from there. I have been there before and I think I know a great spot.

See link of Google Maps and Solar Eclipse Paths

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogl...20Agoogle.html

I am going to try and get an HDR of the eclipse with the canyon in the background. (I don't even know if that's possible)

I have seen some incredible "Ring of Fire" pictures and I have an idea of what I want but don't know if it's possible.

Does anyone have any pointers you would like to share?
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Old 3rd of May 2012 (Thu)   #2
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Default Re: May 20th Solar Eclipse - Where will you Be

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Does anyone have any pointers you would like to share?
Yes. Do not try to shoot the eclipse without a proper filter. Ordinary ND filters are not good for this. While you can use them to block the visible light most of them will still let a lot of IR through - enough to fry your retina.

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I am going to try and get an HDR of the eclipse with the canyon in the background. (I don't even know if that's possible)
The Sun (and Moon) are very small (in terms of angular dimensions). Hold a dime at arm's lenght - that's a bit bigger than the sun's disc. In a wide-angle lens (such as one would normally use for a landscape) the Sun/Moon will be a near-invisible dot.
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