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Solar Eclipse and Sunspot AR2192

Solar Eclipse and Sunspot AR2192

Solar eclipse and AR2192 on the 23rd of October, 2014. The prominent giant sunspot AR2192 faces directly at earth and was emitting M and X class solar flares. Without a solar filter, I added my neutral density filter that cut the light by nine f stops.(ND400) I still needed to reduce the brightness a bit more, so I put on a polarizer. It would be nice to get the light cut down by another six f stops or so. I'm putting a solar filter on my shopping list.

Posted in Submitted by keith on Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:19.

Photographing the Super Moon

Photographing the Super Moon

Photographing the super moon with something in the frame to help the eye to gauge the size is the best way to separate your photo from those of just a moon in the black sky. When the moon first rises, there will be significant atmospheric distortion creating rough edges and color fringing. Some of the color fringing can be removed using photo editing software. This photo was shot on a Canon APS-C camera and the Canon 100-400L IS.

Posted in Submitted by keith on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:51.

Quadrantid Meteor 2014

Quadrantid Meteor 2014

Quadrantid meteor from 2 January, 2014.
Photo location: California Sierra Nevada Mountains in Amador County.
Camera gear: Canon 5D Mark III, Rokinon 14mm f2.8 Exposure: 30 seconds, ISO 3200, f2.8


Mono Lake Vivid Sunset

Mono Lake Vivid Sunset

The South Tufas at Mono Lake are strange geologic formations that are popular with tourists and photographers. At sunset, the colors of the sky reflect off of the surrounding mountains and sky to create some spectacular effects.


Mono Lake South Tufas at Sunset

Mono Lake South Tufas at Sunset

The Tufas at Mono Lake are strange geologic formations that are popular with tourists and photographers. At sunset, the colors of the sky reflect off of the surrounding mountains and sky to create some spectacular effects.