Eclipse 2017 by mikegifford

Eclipse 2017

Today's eclipse was fantastic to experience! Everyone should try to attend a full total eclipse at some point. It was incredible for sure!

Above are the two diamond rings and the total ring of fire.
Wildly cool, Mike. Well done!!!
August 22nd, 2017  
I knew yours would be excellent! Absolutely amazing Mike. FAV
August 22nd, 2017  
awesome shots
August 22nd, 2017  
This is so awesome- I'm glad we saw even a small portion of it. But to see this must have been amazing. fav
August 22nd, 2017  
Oh, lovely! You captured Bailey's Beads. What a delight.
August 22nd, 2017  
Cool set you've got here!
August 22nd, 2017  
Fav!
August 22nd, 2017  
Well done...
August 22nd, 2017  
black hole sun... how did your timelapse work out?
August 22nd, 2017  
@kali66 Okay, sort of....The old saying of "Don't change anything you've not practiced" came into play. First of all, running two high-end camera rigs for an event that essentially happens over a short period of time is not for the weak minded and inexperienced. It was definitely a challenge. The D600 was set-up with a 400mm lens at full frame. The goal was to capture within a single frame 4 min per-and-post totality plus totality itself. The trick is to take the solar filter off and decrease the shutter speed (1/2000 down to 1/250 sec) and keep the time-lapse going. Well...I practiced taking pictures every 5 sec for 9 minutes (4 pre, 1 during totality since in Challis, ID I had 1min 10sec, 4 post). At the last minute I set the time-lapse to 4 sec to get more pictures and higher quality time-lapse. As it turned out the camera at 4 sec wouldn't let me easily and quickly change the shutter speed. At 5 sec I could spin the shutter dial and take it from 1/2000 to 1/500 and then to 1/250 after a single frame capture. Well....at 4sec it didn't let me, the camera was too busy processing captured frames and then capturing the next. It still looks pretty good but has a few dark frames. I'll edit and try to post a GIF here on 365. Stay tuned.
August 22nd, 2017  
Excellent!
August 23rd, 2017  
superbly excellent!
August 23rd, 2017  
Well done
August 23rd, 2017  
Amazing.
August 24th, 2017  
WOW - incredible!
August 24th, 2017  
Incredible - I love it.
August 28th, 2017  
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