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    Anyone planning on taking pics of the eclipse tonight? If I can stay awake long enough I want to try doing a time lapse with my video camera.
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    It's supposed to start in about a hlaf hour and be fully eclipsed by 10:15-ish. Should be neat.
    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    It is about 1/2 eclipsed now at 10:08

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    Fingernail at 10:38 in Anc.

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    Fun to watch it with the binoculars. About fully eclipsed at 10:46

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    We've got a Crystal Clear view down in Kodiak, nice for a change (no cloud cover I mean)

    Pretty Darn cool to watch it all, wish I had a way to photograph it well

    So, is it starting to look pretty red in the Full Eclipse mode, to those of you further north?
    Ten Hours in that little raft off the AK peninsula, blowin' NW 60, in November.... "the Power of Life and Death is in the Tongue," and Yes, God is Good !

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    I tried taking some shots with my D90 and 300mm f/4, but with little success. Once it was fully eclipsed, there was very little light to work with, even with ISO cranked way up and lens wide open. Some of my pics looked ok until I looked at them more closely: unacceptable amounts of noise. I don't think they'd even make a decent 4X6. Oh well...good experience. I guess...
    Anybody get any good shots?

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    I just started sorting through some pictures. It was way cool.

    Does not fill the frame but I had fun. Three bottles of homemade wine, friends and a fire.




    Happy Solstice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by olga1913 View Post
    I just started sorting through some pictures. It was way cool.

    Does not fill the frame but I had fun. Three bottles of homemade wine, friends and a fire.




    Happy Solstice!
    You did MUCH better than I did!
    Happy Solstice and a rep to you! Thanks for sharing the picture!
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    Here's what I got from my backyard. Canon Rebel Xt with 70-200 f/4 L at 200. ISO 100-400. Aperture f/10. Shutter times from 1/160 sec. to 6 sec. 10:20-12-25, December 20-21.

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    AWESOME DAVIDG! You prove that you don't need to spend a lot to get alot with camera! did you use Photoshop to stitch your collage? NICE WORK!

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    From my Rebel XT 200mm lens:


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    Very nice David. Well done.
    There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olga1913 View Post
    Very nice David. Well done.
    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by gogoalie View Post
    AWESOME DAVIDG! You prove that you don't need to spend a lot to get alot with camera! did you use Photoshop to stitch your collage? NICE WORK!
    Thanks, I took about 40 pictures over a two hour period. Made a 6000x4000 photoshop file with a black background, put all the crops of the moon on it. Then I picked the ones that showed the best intervals for what i thought would be good for the picture. Deleted the rest. Resized them all to make them big enough, and rotated them so the concave portion of the moon would be situated "correctly." Adjusted the brightness of some of the layers to make it a gradual change over the curve, and voila!

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    Attachment 43471
    Sony A200.

    David, I was trying to figure out how to do something similar - I'm brand new to photoshop though! Yours looks great!

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    Dave, saw yer pic on the Channel X Mornin' Weather Report! Kudos!

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    Really Nice, David G!!!
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