Total Solar Eclipse, 11 August 1999
Photo 1 (approximately 09:25 GMT)
Photo 2 (approximately 10:00 GMT)
Photo 3 (10:23 GMT)
Photo 4 (10:25 GMT)
The first three photos were shot on Ektachrome Elite-400 film
with an Olympus OM-2,
using a telescope lens with f = 500 mm, augmented to
f = 1000 mm by a x2 converter. The camera was mounted on
a tripod and the lens covered
with a mylar sheet. Settings were an f-stop of 8, and an exposure
time of 1/500 s.
The fourth photo, during totality, was shot on Gold 1000 Kodak film,
with another Olympus OM-2 simply coupled to a 200 mm telephoto
lens, and hand held (no tripod).
No mylar filter either. I must confess I did not note the f-stop or
exposure -- No time in the frenzy of the 2 minutes of totality.
Montchâlons is a small village a few km SSE of Laon,
the prefecture of the Département of Aisne, about 165 km NE of
Annular Eclipse, 10 May 1994
Photo 5 (approximately 17:00 GMT)
This picture was taken in Central Illinois, within 1 km of the center path
of the eclipse. The photographic settings were similar to those of Photos
Transit of Venus, 08 June 2004
These pictures were taken on the shore of Lake Michigan, in front of the
South Beach parking lot at Northwestern University, between 05:30 and
05:45 CDT (10:30 and 10:45 GMT).
The photographic settings were similar to those of Photos
1-3 above, except the film was Kodak Gold 400 and no mylar sheet was used.
And that seagull flew by just on time...