From: Tom B Whiteside (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jul 20 2009 - 05:44:12 PDT
I've never experienced one, but based on what I've read the most amazing
thing is the total darkness that races across the landscape as the eclipse
occurs, it is very very fast. Instead of shooting the sun itself (or
perhaps in addition to that), you might want to get a high vantage point
and shoot the landscape. Stay wide and shoot slow motion. Expose for the
daylight, let it go dark.
The great 19th century American photographer Carleton Watkins made a
fantastic image of a solar eclipse. He climbed way up on Mount Santa
Lucia, trees in the foreground but otherwise the earth below is obscured
by a layer of clouds. The eclipse is a gorgeous light-giving black dot in
the sky. I believe only one print exists, at the Getty Museum.
- Tom Whiteside
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total solar eclipse
I was wondering if anybody has experience shooting a total solar eclipse.
I am an experimental filmmaker from India and I will be right in the path
of totality on that day and decided to try and shoot it. I have a bolex
sbm camera with 10mm / 25mm and 16 - 100 mm POE lens.
Thanks for your help.
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