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05/31/2003 01:49:20 AM · #1
Shot these at 5.05 am from Sussex downs, England.


Eclipse photo 1

Eclipse photo 2

Eclipse photo 3

Just after this last shot the sun and moon slipped behind some cloud. I was very lucky and well worth getting up for.
05/31/2003 02:25:48 AM · #2
Great job! Wish it was visible here in Calif.
05/31/2003 04:52:03 AM · #3
Good stuff.
Here is my collection of a few of my eclipse photo's.

Here in Holland the sun was rising at its maximum eclipse. The effect should have been two seperate pointy bits of sun penetrating the horizon. Unfortunately clouds spoiled the fun and the first shots could be taken 20 minutes after sunrise. It was cloudy and hazy, the camera had trouble focussing (went manual), the jpeg compression was very agressive on all the haze and wave detail, so the results are far from optimal. Anyone else some pics?
05/31/2003 10:54:05 AM · #4
Thanks for posting these, I'd love to see more, anyone else over there get shots?
05/31/2003 08:35:34 PM · #5
I have - also from the Sussex downs, wierdly enough; but no time ot put tthem up now - soon.

Ed
05/31/2003 09:27:12 PM · #6
Oh well, maybe I do!

here are two eclipse shots, and one non-eclipse shot taken during the eclipse. We had a bank of cloud right on the horizon, so by the time the sun was visible it was a little too bright for my set-up, and I had to push things to get some landscape exposure - I quite like the effect though.

Ed

Mark - I recall your asking about where I was shooting from - it's a little to the east and north of The Devil's Punchbowl (is that still the downs? maybe not ...)
05/31/2003 10:43:31 PM · #7
Those are all truly lovely shots! Thanks for sharing them--from England and Holland!

06/01/2003 05:20:17 AM · #8
Ed,i was just down the road from you on Devils dyke road.
Also had trouble with that bank of cloud right above where the sun was to rise.
Just after my 3rd shot the sun went into the cloud and didn`t come out for about 10 min. By that time it was to bright to shot the landscape as well as the sun/moon.
06/01/2003 06:02:35 AM · #9
I just woke up 1 minute before I took this photo.
06/02/2003 02:57:40 AM · #10
Hadn't realised it was neceessary to have a 602Z to shoot the eclipse :-)

Good work everyone.

E
06/02/2003 03:24:31 AM · #11
Originally posted by e301:

Hadn't realised it was neceessary to have a 602Z to shoot the eclipse :-)


lol. yeah Remie, that shot is amazing! You should definetely do something special with that. Sun and moon type pictures are so difficult to get. Your one lucky son of a....
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