Monday, May 21, 2012

Solar Eclipse

We had a solar eclipse yesterday. Not the dramatic "ring of fire" that some other people got to see, but still pretty awesome. I decided to try to take pictures. I used my telephoto lens with the shutter speed set to 1/4000 (fastest it would go) and the aperture closed down to f.45 (or something like that) and the sun was still overexposed! I hope (hope, hope, hope!) that I didn't hurt my camera's sensor. I have taken pictures of plenty of sunsets with no problem, but usually not with a telephoto lens!  Anyway, here are a couple of my favorite pics!

(The crescent appears to be rotating because the sun was going down as the pictures were being taken.)

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