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The Eclipse

The Eclipse

This shot was taken on the evening of May 20, 2012 at approximately 6:45 pm PDT. The moon was moving off the sun as the eclipse was drawing to a close.

I made this capture with a p&s camera. As you know a point and shoot camera uses a contrast system for its auto focus system. A p&s can't capture an open sky. So, what I did was shoot the eclipse within a bunch of 'debris' such as the utility pole, wires, and trees. I used the 'debris' to frame the focal point. Thus I gave the auto focus system something to lock on. Which incidentally gave me the capture of the eclipse, too.

In my location we typically get a heavy cloud cover rolling in off the ocean at dusk. I thought the clouds would obliterate the eclipse. But, it was actually a blessing. The clouds safely shielded the brightness of the sun so the eclipse could be viewed with the naked eye. So, bad weather is a blessing after all. Hope you enjoy this capture. Cheers!



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angela taylor
A fantastic shot of the eclipse,and i found your desciption on how you managed to capture it,you manage very well with the tools you have to hand, i hope you continue to do so. Angela
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#1 Mon May 21, 2012 4:03am

amazing shot Bob!!

"Logic will get you from A to B, Imagination will take you everywhere." Albert Einstein
#2 Mon May 21, 2012 9:44am

agree BOB it was a sight to behold & thank god for the fog ????
#3 Mon May 21, 2012 12:03pm

Lovely shot great photo.
#4 Mon May 21, 2012 9:13pm

Wow!! Lovely!! Thumbs Up!
#5 Tue May 22, 2012 5:56pm

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