Solar Eclipse 2016 From My Home Yard

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A total solar eclipse sweep across the vast Indonesian archipelago this morning. The total phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in Dompu, where I live, but it can be observed here as a partial solar eclipse, but well, better than nothing I guess.

Unlike total solar eclipse, partial solar eclipse are harder to shoot. Since it is, well… Partial, there is still too much light radiating from that ball of fire, even at the peak of the eclipse. The sky is still too bright for easy snap.

Too much filters stacked or low quality filters means low image quality. Less or no filter at all, then it is a whiteout overexposured photos.
Eclipse Shooter

I got one ND filter mounted on my Big Beercan, and as you can see, I still need to set both F and Shutter Speed at max end. F40 with 1/4000 at iso 100.

And bummer, that small aperture makes every tiny bit details of dirt from the glass of the lens and filter appeared on the photo.

Ah well, but it was fun indeed…!

So, here you go. The picture of solar eclipse from 08°32′11″S, 118°27′48″E, 0.8 magnitude, Dompu, Sumbawa Island, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia from an old, second hand, entry level digital camera and it’s 1986 lens, sittin’ with the photographer in his home yard.

Solar Eclipse

A crappy video to complete this report 😛 :

1 Comment

  1. siapa yah

    astaga udah ada aja post nya, mantep ! hahahaha

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