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    Eclipse shots

    We had perfect conditions and I was able to take photos until the sun disappeared behind the mesa. This was my first time with solar photography and I learned a bunch. It's tough to focus, it would be better to have an expensive filter, exposure is weird and a good tripod makes all the difference. All that and it's a bad idea to move the handheld filter while you're still looking through the viewfinder.

    Not completely satisfied with what I got, but they're decent enough for memories.
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    Very cool Terry. All I got were little eclipses on the wall of my house

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    Great stuff, Terry. That's pretty much how i saw it. I hauled my ass out of bed at 6.00am this morning for a quick coffee before going down to the river near my apartment at about 7.15. Not much cloud over East Tokyo but the thickest was right between me and the sun . I had my special specs and luckily there was enough of a break in the clouds to enjoy this once in a lifetime event. Pretty thrilling way to start the day. I was disappointed how few people made the effort to witness it first hand. Lazy sods preferred to gawp at the nonsense spat out on Japanese t.v.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snapdragen View Post
    Very cool Terry. All I got were little eclipses on the wall of my house

    It was interesting how it messed up the shadows.
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    sun got too low in our suburban jungle. i sure tried with some binoculars and paper. plus about 7:20 it strated to get cloudy again. grrrn

    snap: in college there was an eclipse mid-day. seeing all teh shadows on teh ground through the leaves was really trippy.
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    Judging from the first pic, I think Terry needs to clean his sensor!


    Very cool pics!
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    Very nice.

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    neato.

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    Thanks for sharing, Terry. I was excited to see a partial lunar eclipse here a few months back; an annular solar eclipse = v cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sir duke View Post
    I was disappointed how few people made the effort to witness it first hand.
    This.

    We went to a park along a harbor up the coast so I could get the eclipse with maybe something in the foreground (like sailboats), since shots of the eclipse (or moon) don't interest me. I thought there would be a lot of people for some reason, but the park was pretty much deserted and of the few people who were there, no one knew what was going on.
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    Awesomeness!

    My girl friend and I made some stuffed shells, poured some wine, doubled up pairs of snowboard goggles, and enjoyed the show for a long while. Little disappointed by the lack of alien invasion but there is always next eclipse right?

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    Way better than mine. I won't bother posting them because there was cloud cover for most of it, then a brief appearance of the sun before it sank below the trees. I snapped a few pics through a welding visor but my lens wasn't nearly long enough to get a decent view. Definitely a learning experience and you have some nice shots there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by terry b View Post

    Not completely satisfied with what I got, but they're decent enough for memories.
    I wish I had a filter but I got these, hand held, I was too lazy to get my tripod out. The quality of light was really trippy during the max coverage
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    Love this stuff. I also don't understand why more people aren't intrigued.

    Was able to see the total lunar eclipse from my bedroom window on the winter solstice- I was stoked. John couldn't be bothered to wake up around 2am to look; I couldn't stop staring.

    Love thinking about how humans from the very beginning watched these same events, and how much more important it was to them.

    No solar eclipse for us on the east coast though

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    We had that too. Really neat!

    We used a pinhole camera. Also found that with 3 pairs of sunglasses stacked together we could watch it in the reflection of a window.
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    My neighbors had an eclipse party. Lots of kids running around. When it came close to it's peak, they had a countdown and much cheering and jumping around.
    It's all fun and games until someone ends up in a cone.

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    Seriously rep worthy...outstanding!!!!!!!!

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    Seriously rep worthy...outstanding!!!!!!!!

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    I remember the full eclipse we had about 18 years ago here...the shadows were SOOOOOO cool in the woods

    Nice shots Terry, you got your new telescope ordered for the next one?....a really BIG one?
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    Waiting for the transit, myself.

    Read Pynchon's 'Mason & Dixon'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zmudshark View Post
    Waiting for the transit, myself.

    Read Pynchon's 'Mason & Dixon'.
    I read Gravity's Rainbow 3 times, V about a half dozen times, Crying of Lot 49, once and Vineland.

    I did my time with Pynchon.

    But.....I too am getting ready for the transit.
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    Cool shots T

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    Quote Originally Posted by tconrady View Post
    Judging from the first pic, I think Terry needs to clean his sensor!
    Naw, those is sunspots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry b View Post
    I read Gravity's Rainbow 3 times, V about a half dozen times, Crying of Lot 49, once and Vineland.

    I did my time with Pynchon.

    But.....I too am getting ready for the transit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zmudshark View Post
    Gravity's Rainbow=Best Book Evah!
    And an interesting album from Pat Benetar.

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