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The Eclipse from Kyoto
NOTE: Images with an icon next to them have been artificially shrunk to better fit your screen; click the icon to restore them, in place, to their regular size.
Third Contact as seen in Kyoto, Japan using a filter that cuts 99,999 / 100,000 of the light  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 + 1.4X TC @ 420mm cropped — 1/1600 sec, f/11, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
Third Contact
as seen in Kyoto, Japan
using a filter that cuts 99,999/100,000 of the light
Starry Night? exaggerated refractions in the clouds using a filter that cuts 3,199 / 3,200 of the light  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm cropped — 1/250 sec, f/6.3, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Starry Night?
exaggerated refractions in the clouds
using a filter that cuts 3,199/3,200 of the light

We had a nice view of the annular ('ring-shaped') eclipse from Kyoto this morning. We are on the edge of the shadow's path, so the view for us was of the moon skirting the edge of the sun. We had only 100 seconds of ring. (Folks in Tokyo got five minutes.) I took a bunch of pictures, but don't know whether anything came out. Will look through them later. At the moment (an hour later), the sun still has a small bite out of it, getting smaller by the minute.

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Comments so far....

Check your ratio on that top image ;)

Yes, the filter blocks 10x more light than actually exists. :-) “999,999″ corrected to “99,999″, thanks. —Jeffrey

— comment by sebastien benoit on May 21st, 2012 at 9:18am JST (2 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

I really love the second picture!!! It’s simply stunning! For what part of the world, I’m from Québec, Canada. Have a wonderful day!

— comment by Pesc on May 21st, 2012 at 9:39am JST (2 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

That last one is my favorite of your eclipse photos. Very well done, Jeffrey.

— comment by nils on May 21st, 2012 at 10:27pm JST (2 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink
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