Jump to content

  •  

CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.

Photo

Big Photo Thread

  • Please log in to reply
232 replies to this topic

#26 Jgoldader

Jgoldader

    Explorer 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 50
  • Joined: 03 Jun 2015

Posted 22 August 2017 - 05:09 AM

A big thanks to Xavier and his Solar Eclipse Maestro software!  Definitely making a donation.

You can definitely say that again.  I'll be sending money his way when I get home.  The software worked absolutely flawlessly.  Hopefully donations from those of us who used it will encourage a 2024 update!



#27 astrofarm

astrofarm

    Lift Off

  • -----
  • Posts: 6
  • Joined: 09 Aug 2017

Posted 22 August 2017 - 08:43 AM

Spring City, TN

Canon 40D, astrotech AT66ED.  HDR w/ Photomatix

Attached Files


  • Dave Mitsky, paul hart, zjc26138 and 11 others like this

#28 chrysalis

chrysalis

    Hubble

  • *****
  • Posts: 19799
  • Joined: 10 Aug 2013
  • Loc: North Central NC

Posted 22 August 2017 - 08:45 AM

That's me in the front:

 

Attached File  Redmond Eclipse Party.JPG   91.7KB   4 downloads

 

Handheld camera at totality:

 

Attached File  8-21-17 Eclipse Redmond OR.JPG   9.83KB   4 downloads

 

I got so excited during totality that I forgot 1) to use my binoculars for almost a whole minute; and 2) that they were actually hanging on my neck (as in..."Hey! Where are my binoculars???"). Amazing asymmetric corona and electric pink edge to the sun!

 

Got the whole thing captured...looks like it was about 1:08 - 1:13 here in Redmond Oregon.


  • Dave Mitsky, Phillip Creed, torn8o and 6 others like this

#29 Myles

Myles

    Viking 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 827
  • Joined: 25 Mar 2006
  • Loc: Seattle, Washington

Posted 22 August 2017 - 08:57 AM

Just back to Seattle from what ended up to be Albany Oregon. 
16 hours for 243 miles - counting hour for dinner; 90 sleeping at 3am.  Massive slow moving traffic for hours - that added to my appreciation!  Pulling into severely overflowing interstate rest stop after rest stop between 10pm and 3am knowing that 90% of the travelers were fellow eclipse tribe members left me in awe!

Daughter's iPhone totality pic. 

Experince was amazing - haven't began to process it all emotionally and astronomy wise.

- Myles

Attached Files


Edited by Myles, 22 August 2017 - 12:42 PM.

  • Dave Mitsky, torn8o, stevetaylor199 and 5 others like this

#30 nmoushon

nmoushon

    Apollo

  • *****
  • Moderators
  • Posts: 1396
  • Joined: 12 Oct 2011
  • Loc: Wenatchee Valley, WA

Posted 22 August 2017 - 10:19 AM

I was able to get down into Eastern Oregon just north of Long Creek. I was planning on going past the city but way too many people for my liking. So I went back north a bit and just parked along the mountain road. Great views and only about 6 cars at the spot I was at instead of 60. Traffic was fine getting there but a pain coming back. Especially because I had to leave shortly after totality to get back in time for other stuff. Here are a couple of the hundreds of images I took. It will take me a while got through them all and do a proper processing.

All images where shot with 450D and 300mm lens @F/10 ISO 200 1/200s. The partial eclipses are with a filter on and the diamond ring and totality are without. No processing yet on any of them. Just a resize to fit on the site.

Attached Files


  • Dave Mitsky, torn8o, mgwhittle and 6 others like this

#31 dgoldb

dgoldb

    Viking 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 873
  • Joined: 23 Oct 2015

Posted 22 August 2017 - 10:25 AM

Spring City, TN

Canon 40D, astrotech AT66ED.  HDR w/ Photomatix

This is great - close to how we saw the corona in Hopkinsville.  I'd love to see some more like this.  People all seem to have filtered shots... 


  • Irish84 and musicengin like this

#32 bmcclana

bmcclana

    Sputnik

  • *****
  • Posts: 30
  • Joined: 31 Jul 2012
  • Loc: Central CT, USA

Posted 22 August 2017 - 10:35 AM

From Columbia, MO in the seconds before totality.  There was a high layer of clouds but it didn't seem to interfere to badly.

equipment and was a canon T3i shooting through my stellarvue SV80 achro with an explore scientific 2x focal extended using a lunt solar wedge and an old lumicon OIII filter.

 

mounted on a UA dwarfstar with an improvised airplane portable tripod.

 

Attached File  IMG_0052.JPG   23.1KB   3 downloads


  • torn8o, nicknacknock, warrentug and 2 others like this

#33 42 degrees north

42 degrees north

    Mariner 2

  • -----
  • Posts: 283
  • Joined: 09 Apr 2015
  • Loc: Iowa

Posted 22 August 2017 - 10:45 AM

From just south of Phillips, Nebraska. Had an amazing day with family in a beautiful place where we had an unobstructed view of the horizon in all directions without trees or any higher terrain. Absolutely breathtaking to see the shadow heading our way at almost 1700mph like a black curtain. We could also see far enough to see the "edge" of the moon's shadow, which we didn't know until we got home and looked at the pictures. Photos of the event captured on my Canon T5i attached to a Stellarvue SV105 triplet with a glass filter for beginning and end and the filter removed during totality. A day none of us will ever forget.
84C49A1E-240B-4243-8BF1-463E3B1E4734_zps

88BCCC57-C893-437A-B9FA-DEA941970BDE_zps

F95EDE1F-1729-40E4-8289-87D421FFEC93_zps

75DBB454-343E-44C5-85D9-8C282978CD36_zps

DBC8A265-5A3E-4881-AB66-B9FE5F1F547C_zps

21B0DB9D-8962-4970-AFB7-E1CA8251A68B_zps
  • Dave Mitsky, JMP, CSG and 8 others like this

#34 bmcclana

bmcclana

    Sputnik

  • *****
  • Posts: 30
  • Joined: 31 Jul 2012
  • Loc: Central CT, USA

Posted 22 August 2017 - 10:47 AM

Two more of the partial phases before and after totality.

 

Attached File  IMG_0056.JPG   38.52KB   3 downloads

 

Attached File  IMG_0057.JPG   27.36KB   3 downloads


  • torn8o, nicknacknock, fnowat and 2 others like this

#35 mtzintexas

mtzintexas

    Lift Off

  • -----
  • Posts: 9
  • Joined: 14 May 2014
  • Loc: Texas

Posted 22 August 2017 - 11:19 AM

Attached File  IMG_4242.JPG   132.22KB   19 downloadsTwo words, meridian flip

 


  • torn8o, stevetaylor199, nicknacknock and 4 others like this

#36 selectedpixels

selectedpixels

    Sputnik

  • *****
  • Posts: 49
  • Joined: 13 Apr 2016
  • Loc: Western North Carolina

Posted 22 August 2017 - 11:52 AM

attachicon.gifIMG_4242.JPGTwo words, meridian flip

Oh man, that stinks.    Mine flipped too but thankfully after totality.



#37 CSG

CSG

    Apollo

  • *****
  • Posts: 1293
  • Joined: 04 Dec 2005
  • Loc: Dark Sky, Idaho

Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:00 PM

I live in Twin Falls, Idaho where 97% was seen but we drove up north into the SNRA close to the centerline.  I don't do astrophotgraphy but am a photographer.  However, I wanted to record at least a couple images of what we saw.  I used my Lumix ZS50 P&S on max optical zoom and handheld to record the attached images and then put it away.  We wanted to be in the moment though and use our two minutes and a few seconds to look with our bins and telescope (I took the little Pronto as that's the one I have a filter for).  Visually, we saw the flares that others saw and it was pretty amazing.

 

This was my first total eclipse and was a very interesting experience.  I had my two sons with me and we dispersed camped overnight along a little creek.  There was so much to take in and so little time!  The two things that interested me was the sharpness of the shadows as we approached totality and how dang cold it got.  The astronomy gods were with us yesterday!

 

36679022156_f1594daa0a_c.jpg

 

36679019356_2cd63a0698_c.jpg


Edited by Chris Greene, 22 August 2017 - 01:50 PM.

  • torn8o, Crow Haven, stevetaylor199 and 4 others like this

#38 andy314

andy314

    Lift Off

  • -----
  • Posts: 14
  • Joined: 22 Sep 2014
  • Loc: Central MA, USA

Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:02 PM

A few single frame shots from Georgetown, SC. We had a 60 second break in the clouds during totality!
 
2017-08-21 Solar Eclipse #3
 
2017-08-21 Solar Eclipse #4

  • torn8o, Crow Haven, stevetaylor199 and 7 others like this

#39 woolbrig

woolbrig

    Messenger

  • *****
  • Posts: 467
  • Joined: 01 Feb 2013
  • Loc: Bethalto, Illinois

Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:05 PM

Forgot to make sure the sun was centered before totality and in my excitement, almost forgot to remove the filter!  But here is what I got.

 

The first one is 13 frames from 1/640 to 4 Secs.  Processed using Photoshop and HDR Efex Pro. (Still needs some work).

 

Also took an image every 1% change during the eclipse hope to make an animation, once I figure out how.  Had another camera I used as a backup with a 300mm lens just running on automatic. Haven't had a chance to check it yet.

 

 

Attached File  Eclipse-Corona.jpg   137.59KB   6 downloads

 

Attached File  Beads.jpg   55.58KB   4 downloads

 

Attached File  Proms.jpg   35.71KB   4 downloads


Edited by woolbrig, 22 August 2017 - 12:12 PM.

  • Dave Mitsky, Greg K., JMP and 17 others like this

#40 Pezdragon

Pezdragon

    Mariner 2

  • *****
  • Posts: 287
  • Joined: 10 Jun 2013
  • Loc: Bay Area, Ca.

Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:08 PM

A few from Oregon. Televue NP101 + iPhone.

 

Attached Files


  • Dave Mitsky, torn8o, Crow Haven and 4 others like this

#41 Lord Beowulf

Lord Beowulf

    Vendor - Orion Ranch Observatory

  • *****
  • Vendors
  • Posts: 2187
  • Joined: 13 Oct 2008
  • Loc: Cedar Park, TX

Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:40 PM

It's going to take me a while to see just what all I have, but here's a crop of one frame from my 450D on my ED80 from Cedar Hills Winery outside Ravenna, NE.

 

Attached File  Capture.JPG   38.05KB   3 downloads

 

I'd say this makes everything worth the trip, although the weather forecasts were driving us nuts.  I'd say that Cleardarksky was on the money though as far as conditions we experienced.

 

Beo


  • Dave Mitsky, torn8o, Crow Haven and 4 others like this

#42 jrsm

jrsm

    Mariner 2

  • -----
  • Posts: 210
  • Joined: 17 Aug 2015
  • Loc: Fraser Valley BC

Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:59 PM

eclipse wide angle

From the Malheur  National forest.  Not something to be missed despite the 14 hour drive home afterwards.  This is a rough edit.  Looking forward to see what turns up in the rest of the images

 

 

eclipse

Edited by jrsm, 22 August 2017 - 01:52 PM.

  • Dave Mitsky, torn8o, Crow Haven and 6 others like this

#43 hypergolic

hypergolic

    Mariner 2

  • -----
  • Posts: 210
  • Joined: 27 Nov 2007
  • Loc: Home

Posted 22 August 2017 - 01:54 PM

Eric, what was that ripple/wave effect??? I saw that naked eye at Orangeburg, SC.



#44 Greg K.

Greg K.

    CN tech guy

  • *****
  • Administrators
  • Posts: 24860
  • Joined: 11 Dec 2003
  • Loc: NY

Posted 22 August 2017 - 01:55 PM

Here's one I was able to process a bit in Lightroom on my iPad. Canon 6D + 100-400L II + Kenko 1.4x extender, cropped.

 

Attached File  IMG_1574.PNG   437.32KB   3 downloads

 

 


  • Dave Mitsky, JMP, CSG and 6 others like this

#45 zjc26138

zjc26138

    Loved By All

  • *****
  • Posts: 9148
  • Joined: 24 Feb 2005
  • Loc: Steubenville, Ohio

Posted 22 August 2017 - 02:11 PM

Great images everyone! Here is one of my better pictures capturing Earthshine during totality. Taken northwest of Idaho Falls, Idaho.

 

 

 

Attached Files


  • Greg K., CSG, torn8o and 6 others like this

#46 DerekKind

DerekKind

    Sputnik

  • -----
  • Posts: 35
  • Joined: 18 Jul 2017
  • Loc: Canada

Posted 22 August 2017 - 02:30 PM

Just want to thank everyone on this forum for their help, directly and passively (I spent a lot of time reading old posts). I went from 0 to ISS transit and totality photos in just a month or two, but I doubt I could have done without all the information on this forum. Here's my ISS transit photo after C1 and before totality. I went to a tiny place on the map in Wyoming, the only place in the US where I could photograph both the transit and totality from the same location (though obviously not at the same time). Someone from NASA beat me to posting it, but he wasn't in the totality zone, so I still feel like I have something unique - I think a couple others were at the same campsite and had the same idea but I haven't seen their photos yet. Totality photos will come later, but I'm excited to share this now:

 

 

 

 

Attached Files


  • Dave Mitsky, Greg K., zjc26138 and 34 others like this

#47 CSG

CSG

    Apollo

  • *****
  • Posts: 1293
  • Joined: 04 Dec 2005
  • Loc: Dark Sky, Idaho

Posted 22 August 2017 - 03:26 PM

Derek, that is AWESOME!  Good job.


  • DerekKind likes this

#48 torn8o

torn8o

    Vostok 1

  • *****
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 141
  • Joined: 06 Apr 2007
  • Loc: Kansas City, Missouri

Posted 22 August 2017 - 03:44 PM

Just want to thank everyone on this forum for their help, directly and passively (I spent a lot of time reading old posts). I went from 0 to ISS transit and totality photos in just a month or two, but I doubt I could have done without all the information on this forum. Here's my ISS transit photo after C1 and before totality. I went to a tiny place on the map in Wyoming, the only place in the US where I could photograph both the transit and totality from the same location (though obviously not at the same time). Someone from NASA beat me to posting it, but he wasn't in the totality zone, so I still feel like I have something unique - I think a couple others were at the same campsite and had the same idea but I haven't seen their photos yet. Totality photos will come later, but I'm excited to share this now:

Wow, that is amazing work. Congrats on an incredible image.

 

Keep the images coming everyone ... they each tell a story from a different perspective and are all amazing in their own way.



#49 DerekKind

DerekKind

    Sputnik

  • -----
  • Posts: 35
  • Joined: 18 Jul 2017
  • Loc: Canada

Posted 22 August 2017 - 04:23 PM

Hey, thanks, guys!! :) Here's earthshine + the diamond ring combined. Looking forward to getting home and doing them properly, but I want to knock out a few now to show people.

 

 

Attached Files


  • torn8o, stevetaylor199, nicknacknock and 3 others like this

#50 W9GFO

W9GFO

    Sputnik

  • -----
  • Posts: 30
  • Joined: 31 Jul 2017
  • Loc: Olalla, WA

Posted 22 August 2017 - 05:34 PM

So how can I automatically "like" every photo in this thread. I'm not going to be able to keep up...


Edited by W9GFO, 22 August 2017 - 05:34 PM.

  • Guilherme Lessa likes this


CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.


Recent Topics






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics