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Tim Meisburger
23-Aug-2017, 05:16
There doesn't seem to be a thread on this (if there is, please merge).

Here is what the eclipse looked like outside Washington DC on 4x5 Foma 100 black and white film, shot with a 360mm Tele-Xenar lens. The image of the sun is about 3/16th of an inch across on the negative. The sequence goes until the point of greates coverage (maybe it is called partiality), then stops because I had an eye appointment.

I had to keep moving the camera, so nothing lines up very well, and one spot in the sequence is missing because of clouds over the sun, but I plan to have my daughter fix it all in photoshop, then make a digital negative I can use for prints. I also plan to make some cyanotypes on watercolor paper, then have my wife hand color the sun.

I also shot the sequence on Portra 400 (what I had loaded), but might be a while before I develop that.

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chassis
23-Aug-2017, 07:15
There doesn't seem to be a thread on this (if there is, please merge).

Here is what the eclipse looked like outside Washington DC on 4x5 Foma 100 black and white film, shot with a 360mm Tele-Xenar lens. The image of the sun is about 3/16th of an inch across on the negative. The sequence goes until the point of greates coverage (maybe it is called partiality), then stops because I had an eye appointment.

I had to keep moving the camera, so nothing lines up very well, and one spot in the sequence is missing because of clouds over the sun, but I plan to have my daughter fix it all in photoshop, then make a digital negative I can use for prints. I also plan to make some cyanotypes on watercolor paper, then have my wife hand color the sun.

I also shot the sequence on Portra 400 (what I had loaded), but might be a while before I develop that.

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Great Tim! Thanks for sharing.

Randy
23-Aug-2017, 10:00
Great attempt Tim - I managed to expose one sheet of 4X5 thru a Wallensak 15" f5.6 Tele-Raptar - but I have a feeling it won't be very good.

ic-racer
22-Oct-2017, 16:51
Printed my pictures just the other day. This is one of the better ones. Pinhole image, 11x14" enlargement of 8x10" negative.
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ic-racer
22-Oct-2017, 16:55
This was my setup for the above image on 8x10 film:
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Randy Moe
22-Oct-2017, 17:13
Good work guys!

I decided to not shoot at all and just enjoy the moment. Totality IS a big deal, nothing compares, definitely not any partial eclipse.

I did have 2-1/2 minutes but they fly by. Maybe in 6 years when it happens again here. This old man needs a goal to...