Partial Eclipse, Gold Coast Qld

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.

Eclipse over the Gold Coast, Queensland

It’s a bit like God looking down from heaven and giving us a sideways smiley face. 🙂


About andrewhalsallphotography

I am a local photographer now based in the Gold Coast Queensland, Long story... I used to live in Albany, Western Australia. I owned Albany camera House and sold that in 2010. I was a part time lecturer at Albany Institute of Technology teaching photography and Photoshop. Just for fun I am a commercial SCUBA diver. I mainly do landscape Photography which is my passion and i love aerial photography. I have been photographing Southern Right Whales for the WA museum. Doing Photo Identification. I also do commercial and travel photography. I have been on assignment for Aurora Expeditions to Antarctica, PNG and the Kimberly and Coral Princess Cruises in the Top end of Australia. I have also been known to do the odd wedding. I am available for Commercial, Aerial and Underwater Photography both locally and abroad.
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1 Response to Partial Eclipse, Gold Coast Qld

  1. rosedixon says:

    That is a wonderful photo!

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