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    Default Solar Eclipse shots, August 21, 2017

    I made the trip to Douglas in central Wyoming for the eclipse event. It was exciting, indeed. There were no clouds at the time, but the air was heavy with smoke from the huge forest fires in the western part of Montana and eastern Idaho. You will see some of that in the glow surrounding the sun in the second and third images, which normally would be jet black. The pic with sun's corona at maximum came out fairly well. F 5.7. Had some wind so upped the iso more than I intended to 500 to get enough shutter speed. There's lots of guesswork in such things, and one has to act in haste, putting filters off and on, etc. --it happens quickly and not without anxiety to "capture the moment." If I live to see another one, I'll just lay back and watch it for the magic and mystery that it is.
    Taken with the E-5, 300 2.8 and 2X tc, the combination producing 24X. No cropping on the first shot.
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