Solar Eclipse – A first image

As you may recall, I was unable to acquire a solar lens for my camera so I was only able to shoot totality.  If you were a first time shooter of an eclipse like myself then it was possible that a few “mistakes” were made in shooting.  I had my 200mm lens set up on a sturdy tripod, the shutter release was in place, settings were dialed in (I did 7 shot bracketing) and the lens cap was off.  So did it all go well? Not quite.  When the diamond ring appeared and everyone starting cheering I had a serious excitement attack resulting in my brain “forgetting” how to adjust the head of my tripod; just too excited.

Once that was rectified it was fire away with the occasional pause to change the shutter speed.  I want to do a photo merge of my images but as I’ve never done that before I have a new skill to learn.  This is my first effort using a 3 shot merge of shutter speeds 1/125, 1/500 and 1/250.


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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography.
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13 Responses to Solar Eclipse – A first image

  1. Nice! I got to see it but in NH, it was not in totality. You did well. We get anotehr try in 2024.

  2. Timothy Price says:

    Like totally!

  3. mickey2travel says:

    Beautiful shot! I’m not familiar with your 3-shot shutter image. I’d like to learn more. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Brett says:

    Nice pic! Congrats!

  5. Uncle Tree says:

    I say, you’re a quick learner. 😉 Fabulous work!

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