I’ve always been interested in astronomy – I did a module on it as part of my degree. So this morning’s partial solar eclipse was a great excuse to take a break from my photo editing and take some photos for me. The weather was kind (unlike my previous attempt to photograph an eclipse in Devon back in 1999 when we had solid cloud) so I’m really pleased with the results.
This one was at about 9.15am before it got to maximum at approximately 9.30am.
Here’s the smile, upside down because we were projecting it on to white card using binoculars.
For those of you interested in the camera gear, I used my Canon EOS 1D Mk IV as its 1.3x factor sensor gave my 200mm lens a boost, making it the equivalent of 260mm.
This was just about the maximum coverage we got in Warwick – a Cheshire cat smile perfect for today’s International Day of Happiness :-)
And now the moon’s started moving away from the sun again …
I’ll finish off with a fine art photo. The thin cloud was perfect for creating a bit more visual interest
It was a wonderful experience – not quite as eerie as experiencing totality, but great nonetheless. And it’s fired up my enthusiasm to see a total eclipse again, so planning for a 2017 trip to the USA to catch the next one starts now :-)