Now that we've seen some of the best images that are out there for the eclipse, how about those of us with images that didn't quite turn out the way we wanted, planned, hoped, etc. post here to commiserate. While my plans didn't quite turn out the way I hoped, even less than stellar images serve to help me remember the eclipse. I've taken to reviewing the images and video to see what "gems" I could pull out of them. Most are very rough, but still serve to have captured a part of the eclipse that others have caught perfectly.
I'll start with some of my examples.
My C3 diamond ring pictures, which were the only ones I got with my DSLR that was setup to do all of totality (see my response in the Eclipse Orchestrator thread), are arguably my best shots. However, they were a bit soft in focus, and two of the 6 had just plain bad focus (even though I hadn't touched the camera between shots).
Here's one of the best:
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Next, is my sole totality shot. This was a contingency shot, done with my Nikon Coolpix A10 P&S camera afocally through the eyepiece of my 76mm Orion reflector.
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Surprisingly, around the C3 diamond ring, one of the badly focused shots revealed the presence of the prominences, with the one at the 1-2 PM angle showing the most. There were hints of the others around the limb, but the sunlight through the mountains as totality was waning obliterated the huge prominence that was around the 3 PM location. I did some "processing" (sharpening, reducing gamma, contrast, brightness, etc) to enhance the blurry visibility of the prominence.
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And finally, I grabbed and combined the appearance of the corona from 3 frames of low-quality video, which shows consistent shape/size between the frames. As these compared favorably to much higher-resolution shots, I know they represent the actual shape of the corona. With everything going on, I didn't think to tell my wife to zoom in on the eclipsed sun as she was shooting it during totality.
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Let's see the best of your worst! :-)