Jerry Biddlecom  


Eclipse by Jerry Biddlecom

August 2019 - Eclipse

August 2019 - Jerry Biddlecom

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August 2019 - Jerry Biddlecom

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About the Image(s)

This very rare natural event was so close to a no-go for me! A friend and I were closely
watching a potential hurricane landfall in South Florida and we didn’t finally
decide to drive up until the Friday before the eclipse, which was on the following Monday.
This time, the gamble paid off ” in spades, for the memory of the moon totally blocking
off the sun will forever remain with me. We found a place in middle Tennessee and got
really, really lucky with the weather ” virtually a cloudless afternoon. We had purchased
solar filters for our lenses, and of course for our eyes. We had our cameras on a tripod and
used remote shutter releases to capture the individual phases of the event. I shot everything
in raw and selected out the most suitable images for use in Photoshop 5. I then had to manipulate
the placement of each moon in such a way as to line up the “moons” in a w formation, with
the moment of totality in the middle.


2 comments posted

Al Swanson   Al Swanson
I tried to do this last year with an eclipse I stayed up all night to shoot but it didn't turn out nearly as sharp as this one. A very good portrayal. I'm curious what camera and lenses you are using to get this. The images are very sharp. This should be a classroom poster.   Posted: 08/12/2019 11:05:22

Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
Wow - what a thrill it must have been to witness this eclipse. Nicely done showing the different phases. I agree with Al - should be a classroom poster. Great job!   Posted: 08/15/2019 13:07:30

 

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