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2012 Eclipse Full

I chose a windless spot in my backyard to set up the shot. Then I took out my camera and set up the tripod. The camera sat idle while I cleaned off the three Cokin filters I had positioned together on a holder. Then I tried to hand hold the whole thing up to the lens. it was still not enough to keep the shot from blowing out without really under exposing the shot. So I then turned to my other bag of tricks. I had remembered my photo teacher saying you could view the sun using an over exposed piece of developed film up to your eye. After finding such a piece of medium format film that fit my needs, I held it up to the lens and it worked perfectly. The orange color is from the film itself and not the sun. I also used a piece of medium format slide film to simply view the sun with my eye. It worked better than the color negative film for viewing but it was too dark for the camera at the shutter speed I wanted. I was amazed that a worthless piece of film gave me the shot I wanted and not the hundreds of dollars of filters I expected to use.

 

Camera:............................Canon EOS 30D

Lens:...................................Canon EF 70-210 with Tamron 2X doubler

Exposure:...........................0.001 sec (1/1600)

Aperture:..............................f/25.0

Focal Length:.......................210 mm

ISO Speed:...........................100

Exposure Bias:......................0 EV

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Taken on May 20, 2012