Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Preparing for the Eclipse

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Fairfield Glade is in the zone of totality for the solar eclipse on August 21, so we’re all hoping for clear weather on that day.  I’ve been practicing getting photos of the sun in preparation for the big day.  I don’t have a lens long enough to get any details on the surface of the sun, but I’m hoping I’ll be able to get some sharp pictures as the moon passes between earth and the sun.  The picture above is my latest attempt to get a clear picture of the sun.

12 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Fabulous shot Geproge

Amelia said...

Hi George, excellent picture. Wish you good luck, looking forward to admire your solar eclipse pictures.

Have a nice day, regards.
Amelia

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful moon shot. I will look forward to your eclipse photos.

Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

That's a gorgeous shot, George. Care to share the details of how you captured it? Special filter? Camera settings? I'll be looking forward to your captures of the eclipse. Doug and I are in the middle of our cataract surgeries and won't be able to get down there for the actual event. Here, we'll see only about 80% coverage of the sun.

troutbirder said...

Good luck in your shooting. We'll be in Kansas City for the same event...:)

Betsy Adams said...

Such an exciting upcoming event.....So glad some of our kids will be coming here to be with us for this special historical occasion.... I'm already EXCITED....

This picture is TERRIFIC....Glad you have been practicing for the big event.... I'm sure that your pictures will come out GREAT on the 21st.

Love,
Wifey

Jeevan said...

The picture looks perfect! Hope to see solar eclipse photos from you :)
All the best George

Ginny Hartzler said...

It is very good George!! Can you burn your lens out, is it dangerous? I can hardly wait for your pictures, I know they will be spectacular!!

Ruth Hiebert said...

I sure hope you get some great pictures. We will only see a partial eclipse here.

Terry and Linda said...

WOW! Your moon is outstanding! Good luck with the eclipse!!!!

teamgsquare said...

Nice shot, hope you have also got some good shots of the eclipse.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

This is amazing...