Paul Jenkins  

SOLAR ECLIPSE by Paul Jenkins

November 2023 - SOLAR ECLIPSE

November 2023 - Paul Jenkins


About the Image(s)

Canon EOS R5, RF50mm f1.2, 1/250s, f/4.5, ISO 320, ND64 Filter

On October 14, 2023, an annular solar eclipse took place visible from parts of the United States, Mexico, and Central and South America. An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, but the Moon is too far away from Earth to completely cover the Sun. This creates a "ring of fire" effect in the sky, with a bright ring of sunlight surrounding the dark disk of the Moon. I took these photos in front of my house in Boise, Idaho.

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8 comments posted

Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
Paul, excellent solar eclipse image. Most solar eclipse images are very boring but yours with three distance bands I really like. The trees, then the clouds draw the eye right to the distant eclipse. Well done.   Posted: 11/03/2023 13:15:17

Paul Jenkins   Paul Jenkins
Thanks Tom, the pictures were posted out of order the one listed as "Original" is the main photo, but I guess it works either way.   Posted: 11/03/2023 15:08:55
Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
Paul, I like both of them. Both very interesting.   Posted: 11/03/2023 16:48:26

Donald Darling Jr
Paul, this is a really neat image. Having the trees in the foreground adds to the impact. I'd crop up and in from the left a little. We were under heavy overcast during the eclipse. So, we didn't have this opportunity. Good work and thanks for sharing!!   Posted: 11/03/2023 19:59:00

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
To all the participants: I royally "screwed up" on this one.
Paul advised me I posted it incorrectly so I attempted to make the changes THREE times and thought it was correct. Now I see I believe they are still reversed. So PLEASE accept my apologies.

As to my comments on the image. I, too, prefer the one with the trees. The one to me is a nice cloud picture but very interesting.   Posted: 11/04/2023 10:57:40

Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
I also like both images and the edited version is better. Well done.   Posted: 11/04/2023 11:41:16

Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Wow! They both are outstanding! I kind of prefer the one with the trees. Wish I had been in a place to see the eclipse better.   Posted: 11/08/2023 10:18:00

Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
(Groups 22 & 61)
Both images are great. I am torn between the trees taking away from the moon or adding to the composition. I feel the original highlights the moon better.   Posted: 11/29/2023 15:47:11