Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

My First Time....................... Seeing Solar Eclipse. :P

3 posts in this topic

Ya, you can say I lost my eye's virginity to the sun.
A total solar eclipse sweep across the vast Indonesian archipelago this morning. The total phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in Dompu, where I live, but it can be observed here as a partial solar eclipse, but well, better than nothing.

Unlike total solar eclipse, partial solar eclipse are harder to shoot. Since it is, well... Partial, there is still too much light radiating from that ball of fire, even at the peak of the eclipse. The sky is still too bright for easy snap.

Too much filters stacked or low quality filters means low image quality. Less or no filter at all, then it is a whiteout overexposured photos.

Eclipse Shooter by Farhan Perdana (Blek), di Flickr

I got one ND filter mounted on my Big Beercan, and as you can see, I still need to set both F and Shutter Speed at max end. F40 with 1/4000 at iso 100.

And bummer, that small aperture makes every tiny bit details of dirt from the glass of the lens and filter appeared on the photo.

Ah well, but it was fun indeed...!

So, here you go. The picture of solar eclipse from 08°32′11″S, 118°27′48″E, 0.8 magnitude, Dompu, Sumbawa Island, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia from an old, second hand, entry level digital camera and it's 1986 lens, sittin' with the photographer in his home yard.

Solar Eclipse by Farhan Perdana (Blek), di Flickr

A crappy video to complete this report :P :
4 people like this

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0