Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Astronomy & Celestial Talk 
Thread started 02 May 2012 (Wednesday) 18:58
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

May 20th Solar Eclipse - Where will you Be

 
I ­ DREAD ­ ME
Senior Member
Avatar
277 posts
Gallery: 3 photos
Likes: 21
Joined Nov 2007
Location: Surf City
     
May 02, 2012 18:58 |  #1

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.na​sa.gov …1/SE2012May20Ag​oogle.html (external link)

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?


Leonard

1DX II** 5D2 ** G1X ** 50mm 1.2L ** 14mm2.8L II ** 24-70mm 2.8L II ** 70-200mm 2.8L II ** 100mm macro 2.8 L IS ** Aquatica 5D2 underwater housing with multiple ports

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
hollis_f
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
10,649 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 84
Joined Jul 2007
Location: Sussex, UK
     
May 03, 2012 08:21 |  #2

I DREAD ME wrote in post #14369199 (external link)
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.

I DREAD ME wrote in post #14369199 (external link)
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.


Frank Hollis - Retired mass spectroscopist
Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll complain about the withdrawal of his free fish entitlement.
Gear Website (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,059 views & 0 likes for this thread
May 20th Solar Eclipse - Where will you Be
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Astronomy & Celestial Talk 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.0forum software
version 2.0 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is TeMontri
727 guests, 435 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6430, that happened on Dec 03, 2017

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.