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08/20/2017 11:53:38 PM · #1
There are already two entries?????
08/21/2017 12:18:54 AM · #2
Well, the challenge IS open for submissions ... I expect these early entries to lack "detail" and probably won't score very well ... :-)
08/21/2017 12:44:07 AM · #3
I heard tell that some enter a "placeholder" image, which is supposed to guarantee a first-page showing during voting, which is supposed to improve your score. Or so I heard.
08/21/2017 12:45:50 AM · #4
Have fun everyone!
08/21/2017 01:03:54 AM · #5
Originally posted by pixelpig:

I heard tell that some enter a "placeholder" image, which is supposed to guarantee a first-page showing during voting, which is supposed to improve your score. Or so I heard.


Learn something new every cay :)
08/21/2017 07:42:30 AM · #6
Originally posted by pixelpig:

I heard tell that some enter a "placeholder" image, which is supposed to guarantee a first-page showing during voting, which is supposed to improve your score. Or so I heard.

Too bad the image order is randomized for each voter, undermining that strategy ...
08/22/2017 11:22:17 PM · #7
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by pixelpig:

I heard tell that some enter a "placeholder" image, which is supposed to guarantee a first-page showing during voting, which is supposed to improve your score. Or so I heard.

Too bad the image order is randomized for each voter, undermining that strategy ...


Thank you much for clearing that up.
08/23/2017 09:16:55 AM · #8
I live in Nashville. I grabbed my camera at the last minute on the way to work thinking I'd try a few shots, no expectations. Didn't even grab the tripod...
I sat at the top of a 50' high roof with a great view of the sky and waited. It was an amazing event (I say sheepishly as I had poo-poo'd it for weeks as a silly thing and not to get excited about).
I shot hand held and clicked away at the sun as the moon moved into position. I took more than 100 clicks. I'm pretty sure I killed my sensor in the process. But I got a couple of really nice pics once the moon was fully in place.

Unfortunately I can't enter them in the challenge. My battery had gone down for a while and the EXIF date somehow rolled back a month. So my original image shows that I took the shot on July 22.

Bummer.

Not sure if it's appropriate or even allowed to post them here, so they are on my profile page if anyone is interested. They're a little noisy, but I like them.

08/23/2017 03:42:46 PM · #9
I put my iPhone on a tripod and took a short video of what I thought was past the time of the Eclipse but when I looked at it, I actually got the eclipse in the little video. Is there any way I can isolate that frame and keep the EXIF? If not, I'll try to share with you.
08/23/2017 03:51:03 PM · #10
Supposedly the 10 Best shots of the 2017 eclipse. Some are amazing!
08/23/2017 11:15:16 PM · #11
Originally posted by Lydia:

Supposedly the 10 Best shots of the 2017 eclipse. Some are amazing!


Pretty neat.
08/24/2017 12:10:53 AM · #12
Originally posted by Cyrilda:

I put my iPhone on a tripod and took a short video of what I thought was past the time of the Eclipse but when I looked at it, I actually got the eclipse in the little video. Is there any way I can isolate that frame and keep the EXIF? If not, I'll try to share with you.

Nope, you can't get a valid EXIF out of a video...
08/24/2017 08:43:40 AM · #13
Originally posted by Lydia:

Supposedly the 10 Best shots of the 2017 eclipse. Some are amazing!


a few of those would pass validation under Standard Editing rules, the others, not so much.
08/29/2017 01:44:02 PM · #14
somewhere in this mess is a first-in-a-while for me, we had a small eclipse party at work, and though we didn't get near what the Midwest got, we had fun and nobody went blind.
hope everybody who entered this had fun shooting and took safety first :)
08/29/2017 02:31:26 PM · #15
Votes: 16
Views: 48
Avg Vote: 5.0625
Comments: 1
08/29/2017 02:33:23 PM · #16
not a lot different from where I'm sitting Georges, though I'm curious to see what you managed from Taiwan, I'm sure I won't be disappointed :D


Votes: 16
Views: 39
Avg Vote: 4.9375
Comments: 1
08/29/2017 03:47:25 PM · #17
Votes: 18
Views: 49
Avg Vote: 6.7222
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Updated: 08/29/17 03:45 pm

Pretty happy with where this is going. Let's see which direction it takes...
08/29/2017 04:03:40 PM · #18
Haven't voted yet but I looked through them quickly and was very pleased with them. Was really cool to see the different looks each one of these had.

It's truly amazing that literally, a circle blocking a circle could produce so many different images.
08/29/2017 08:50:36 PM · #19
I'm amazed at everyone's talent!

I couldn't begin to know how to shoot this!

You have rated 44 of 44 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 15 images (34%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 6.2955.
08/30/2017 11:15:27 PM · #20
I was working out on my deck and idle thoughts occupied my mind. Suddenly it came to me. The #1 picture on the 10 images of the eclipse linked above (the plane with contrails) is fake. I'm nearly certain. Can anybody deduce why?

Message edited by author 2017-08-30 23:17:24.
08/30/2017 11:23:55 PM · #21
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

I was working out on my deck and idle thoughts occupied my mind. Suddenly it came to me. The #1 picture on the 10 images of the eclipse linked above (the plane with contrails) is fake. I'm nearly certain. Can anybody deduce why?

The plane is not in silhouette?
08/30/2017 11:24:54 PM · #22
Originally posted by markwiley:

Originally posted by DrAchoo:

I was working out on my deck and idle thoughts occupied my mind. Suddenly it came to me. The #1 picture on the 10 images of the eclipse linked above (the plane with contrails) is fake. I'm nearly certain. Can anybody deduce why?

The plane is not in silhouette?


Crossed my mind, but no. I think perhaps earthshine could be responsible for that.
08/31/2017 02:38:35 AM · #23
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

I was working out on my deck and idle thoughts occupied my mind. Suddenly it came to me. The #1 picture on the 10 images of the eclipse linked above (the plane with contrails) is fake. I'm nearly certain. Can anybody deduce why?


Two separate images in composite. The shutter speed/aperture combination to freeze the plane's motion, yet providing a good exposure of the underside of the jet and contrail would be substantially different than the solar filtered, stopped down shutter speed/aperture combination for the crescent sun.
08/31/2017 07:21:35 AM · #24
With my personal experience with Solar filter I would agree with what Richard said.

Originally posted by hahn23:

Originally posted by DrAchoo:

I was working out on my deck and idle thoughts occupied my mind. Suddenly it came to me. The #1 picture on the 10 images of the eclipse linked above (the plane with contrails) is fake. I'm nearly certain. Can anybody deduce why?


Two separate images in composite. The shutter speed/aperture combination to freeze the plane's motion, yet providing a good exposure of the underside of the jet and contrail would be substantially different than the solar filtered, stopped down shutter speed/aperture combination for the crescent sun.
08/31/2017 08:50:06 AM · #25
that makes absolute sense Richard.

I saw the pic and was wondering how they had managed to expose the plane and still have the sun not just a white blur as well, figured it had to be composite. didn't spend much time on logistics, but there is no way that the guy's statement of "I just got lucky" and got THAT picture lines up as perfectly as his "let's make a sword from the eclipse, a plane and contrails" do...
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