Rita Johnston  

Corona on April 8, 2024 by Rita Johnston

July 2024 - Corona on April 8, 2024

July 2024 - Rita Johnston


About the Image(s)

Here is my photo for July. After much preparation to learn how to take an eclipse photo, I took the eclipse in brackets, and then chose the best ones of those. This Corona was taken at 1:35 p.m. in my location on April 8. The exposure time was 1/250, F4, using a Sony RX10iv, lens of 2.4 - 4.0. With that camera I was able to zoom in. I would like to use this shot, so I am submitting it this month, and asking for members’ comments? In PS, I used ACR to adjust colors, ran Topaz AI on it to sharpen it, and denoised it. The work was all in learning how to take an eclipse shot and then the time to shoot it.

Since the original and main photos looked very similar, I would like to ask if it is possible to post an “alternative.” The alternative I took of the Diamond Ring that emerged from the Corona a few minutes later. Any feedback on which one has the most impact is greatly appreciated, along with problems with either. I have processed them both the same and printed both.

3 comments posted

Tim Kemp
Hi Rita, these look great! I'm not much help here, as I've never shot an eclipse. Out of the two, I like the Diamond Ring the most for it's (for me) sense of drama.   Posted: 07/02/2024 23:38:39
Rita Johnston   Rita Johnston
Thanks Tim for your feedback.   Posted: 07/03/2024 11:11:48

Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
I don't think your lens was able to handle the Chroma very well. Lots of unusual texture and some color effects generated.   Posted: 07/08/2024 09:03:28


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