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Location of Photo:

Doaktown NB

Date/Time of photo:

April 8, 2024


Nikon Z8, 180-600mm lens on iOptron Skyguider pro


When I set out to photograph the eclipse, I had a particular image in mind. The image I wanted to create was one showing the corona detail exposed by the moon covering the sun as well as the earthshine on the moons surface while it was covering the sun. A shot like this requires much more dynamic range than any camera can catch in a single shot. To create this image, I captured a number of shots with exposures ranging from 1/5000th of a second for the prominences to 4s to show the earth shine on the moon. I blended the images in Adobe Photoshop to bring out the dynamic range and the applied various adjustments to get to the final version. This was my first total eclipse and I'm more than happy with the result. The whole experience was wonderful and I can't wait to see the next one