The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse (over USA) on Aug 21 Resource Thread

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  • AllenAllen "tweak 'til it squeaks" St. Louis, MoPosts: 9,241Registered Users Major grins

    Nice shots, the spots look good.

    There's a focal length vs image size chart here.
    http://www.mreclipse.com/SEphoto/SEphoto.html

    I suspect I will have to shoot the corona without the TC using a crop sensor. But I think the only way to really know is to remove the TC and take a couple shots.

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  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,156Registered Users Major grins

    @David_S85 said:
    Those are some nice spots! Should make the eclipse more interesting. Hope you get some good shots Monday, Allen, Moose and Chris.

    Thanks David, good luck to you (and all others), too! Don't give up all hope, when the eclipse starts, the weather can change dramatically. We've had a great trip so far to Zion, Bryce, and the Tetons, so as long as it gets dark (and it will), I'll be happy. :smile:

    Chris
  • GattoGatto Major grins Posts: 265Registered Users Major grins

    today with Crop sensor and TC


  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,156Registered Users Major grins

    Quick processing...


    Diamond Ring


    Prominences and some Beads

    Chris
  • moose135moose135 Major grins Long Island, NY, Charlotte, NC and points between...Posts: 1,265Registered Users Major grins

    I was in Tellico Plains, TN, near the NC border. We had perfectly clear skies and 2:38 of totality. What an amazing experience!

  • kdogkdog artistically challenged San Jose, CAPosts: 11,090Administrators moderator

    WOW!!!

  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 19,158Super Moderators moderator

    Chris and Moose, wonderful! Truly envious!

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  • moose135moose135 Major grins Long Island, NY, Charlotte, NC and points between...Posts: 1,265Registered Users Major grins

    Thank you! Chris, those are beautiful images!

  • moose135moose135 Major grins Long Island, NY, Charlotte, NC and points between...Posts: 1,265Registered Users Major grins

    Here are some of the people out yesterday...

    This is the local postmaster. They created a postcard with a Milky Way photo and the special eclipse postage stamp, and he was hand cancelling them using a special eclipse day postmark. They said only 7 locations in the nation had been authorized these postmarks, and Tellico Plains was the only one not in a major metropolitan area.

  • AllenAllen "tweak 'til it squeaks" St. Louis, MoPosts: 9,241Registered Users Major grins

    I spent the first ten minutes trying to figure out why I wasn't seeing the sun, very frustrating.
    Can you see the difference in the photos below? Maybe remove the cardboard protective cover?

    No photos till later but here's the gallery. http://www.photosbyat.com/Other/Eclipse-2017

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  • AllenAllen "tweak 'til it squeaks" St. Louis, MoPosts: 9,241Registered Users Major grins

    Just started processing. Looks like I got some flares when darkening the photo.

    Gallery: http://www.photosbyat.com/Other/Eclipse-2017

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  • AllenAllen "tweak 'til it squeaks" St. Louis, MoPosts: 9,241Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 24, 2017

    Lesson learned. Get out of 10 sec. time delay and switch to burst mode at the time of "in and out" of totality.
    Duh, that stuff happens fast.

    Just had to try this

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  • GattoGatto Major grins Posts: 265Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 26, 2017
  • GattoGatto Major grins Posts: 265Registered Users Major grins

    30 Miles east of Nashville...flew in at 9:30 Monday, had breakfast and got to the spot without problem , no traffic jams. Afterwards I got back to Nashville with 15 extra minutes of traffic slow down. Media Hype about APOCALYPTIC Traffic was just wrong.

    UNREAL EXPERIENCE, I am so glad I went to TN even if it was 2 minutes and 30 odds seconds it felt like it only lasted a few seconds :-}
    P.S. I as well forgot to remove the filter at Full..lol

  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 11,711Administrators moderator
    edited September 6, 2017

    Looking good, guys!

    I just returned last night from 2,000 miles of driving. It was awesome! Pics and videos to follow. I also got the magnetic storm prominence at the 1:30 position during the coronal phases. Very glad that I bracketed those with 7 shots each. Those sets were a scary guess and trust in exposures. Turned out the second of the seven was the better. Lots of fun processing to do with all of these.

    How do you embed a SM video on the forum? Has anyone figured that out yet?

    So the following is unedited raw footage of just before totality, the blackness setting in, and then getting real bright again. 8.5 minutes. A visitor next to me shows his point and shoot result at the very end. The "crowd" reaction is the best part. Trying to thread a 77mm filter back on the 400 in absolute total darkness is really not as much fun as it looks, even with a red head light.

    link to video...
    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-qBDwndB/0/be0a7ece/1920/i-qBDwndB-1920.mp4

    Something quick to post here

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  • AllenAllen "tweak 'til it squeaks" St. Louis, MoPosts: 9,241Registered Users Major grins

    That video is awesome! ... and somewhat funny.

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  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 11,711Administrators moderator
    edited September 6, 2017

    @Allen said:
    That video is awesome! ... and somewhat funny.

    And it needs some spooky techno beat music too. I need to remember how to make an iMovie presentation with music and photos added over the audio tracks.

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  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,156Registered Users Major grins

    Love seeing everyone's shots and video! It was a great event. I'm just starting to catch up on things. I'm glad you didn't get stormed out, David! Worth it after all, huh?

    I wished that I had time to zoom out and get the planet(s) that were visible. But I'm happy with my results. 2.5 minutes isn't much, but it actually felt a lot longer than my last eclipse (~4 minutes), because I didn't futz with the camera too much (just filter off and back on).

    I need to update my avatar with a totality shot! :smile:

    Chris
  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 11,711Administrators moderator

    The Sun still has some good action going on. Shot a few minutes ago, shows a boatload of sunspot activity. Pretty awesome that the Thousand Oaks filter has continuing use.

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  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 11,711Administrators moderator
    edited September 6, 2017

    Here's a couple more of the corona and totality. I bracketed 7 shots at a time. These are a couple of the extremes. The Regulus star system below left of the Sun in the first.

    Regulus

    Totality with Prominences

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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 19,158Super Moderators moderator

    Very nice, everyone. Glad everyone was safe.

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  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,156Registered Users Major grins

    Here's one which took a bit of work...


    Circular Progression

    Chris
  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 11,711Administrators moderator

    ^ Wow! I'm dizzy looking at that, Chris. I'm glad that isn't a spinning GIF.

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  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 11,711Administrators moderator
    edited September 7, 2017

    So, I have yet to dismount my 400 from my 5D3 and inspect the innards of my lens, or my sensor. Seems to be still taking pictures OK. I really don't want to see any eclipse damage like what Lens Rentals was reporting.

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  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,156Registered Users Major grins

    As long as you had your filters on within about 10-15 seconds of totality on either side, you should be fine. I didn't even think about it, and took many shots on the way home after the eclipse. I didn't see any aberrations while editing.

    Chris
  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 11,711Administrators moderator

    I just shot some stuff with my 24-105, and all seems well - as in no 1/2 inch holes in the sensor.

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  • JCJC Major grins Posts: 768Registered Users Major grins

    I thought there would be more eclipse photos showing up here.

    I dashed back to the US for the event, hiked up to Sawtooth Lake in Idaho. Ran into Matthew Saville up there, recognized him from the forum, and a couple of posts elsewhere when I was googling for the trip, like, how to respectfully refuse to gate check a bag full of camera gear and lithium batteries.

    Yeah, if you recognize the avatar, new user name.
  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 19,158Super Moderators moderator

    The entire necklace. Sweet!

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  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 6,939Registered Users Major grins

    Wow shots all!

  • SaltForkSaltFork Comfortable in Camo... Texas or Idaho...depends on the time of year!Posts: 98Registered Users Big grins

    It's been a long time since I last posted on DGrin but I thought this event warranted it. On Eclipse Day I was on the fourth day of a five-day, 45-mile backcountry hike in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. We stopped on a big rock outcropping in South Cascade Canyon for lunch about 11am to rest, have lunch and take in the show. We were directly below 13,776-ft Grand Teton. Normally I shoot with a Canon 1Dx but the length of the trip and the remote location dictated that I go for something a little lighter. These were taken with a Canon g5x Point and Shoot. I was very pleased with the performance of the little camera on the five-day hike - especially because it weighed less than a pound. If you are interested in seeing the rest of the five-day trip, go to http://www.saltforkimages.com/Travel-and-Nature/Trips-to-Idaho-and-Wyoming/Teton-Crest-Trail-and-Eclipse-Day-August-2017/

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