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Preparing for the solar eclipse

As the total solar eclipse nears, photographers like Gowrishankar Lakshminarayanan are testing their equipment and settings.

Sunrise over the Empire State Building in NYC. Photo by Gowrishankar Lakshminarayanan at Pier C Park, Hoboken, New Jersey.

Gowrishankar Lakshminarayanan wrote in early August:

With just weeks left for the Great American Eclipse, I decided to shoot the sunrise sequence using my solar filter. During the eclipse, I’ll likewise be focusing on doing a wide-angle and telephoto composite. The foreground was taken before the sunrise to get a silhouette of the Empire State Building in New York City. The remaining solar disc imaging was done using my solar filter.

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6 L Lens

Exposures:
Foreground – 220mm @ ISO 100, F8.0, 1/800s
Sun sequence: 220mm @ ISO 640, F8.0, 1/320s spaced 2 minutes 30 seconds apart

Solar Filter: Thousand Oaks Filter

Thank you, Gowri!

Deborah Byrd

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