A good friend Leigh Diprose called me yesterday and asked if I was photographing the eclipse. I’m in the Gold Coast so it wasn’t going to be a full eclipse from here. After Googling the times for the eclipse I dragged myself out of bed, I prefer sunsets cause I’m already awake. I was hoping for cloud cover so I could go back to bed, Bummer it was clear blue sky. I Drove to the top of the hill at Nerang. Fortunately I took my deck chair and a good book. I would compare a partial eclipse to watching grass growing or cricket. I think watching grass is the winner. It doesn’t burn your eyes.
So after a bit of polishing in computer this is what I came up with. OK it was a lot of polishing. Shot with a Canon 650D and a Canon 100-400. The smaller sensor compared to my 1DsMK111 gives you the equivalent of a 640mm lens. My brain wasn’t switched on so my images were captured as jpg not RAW. Which would have allowed a little more exposure correction in adobe Lightroom.
I tried using 2 polarising filters at first to cut back the light but that just created reflections between the 2 filters and I ended up with double images. Why 2 filters? because I couldn’t find my ND filter.
It’s a bit like God looking down from heaven and giving us a sideways smiley face. 🙂