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    Images of the 2017 Solar Eclipse

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    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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    Re: Images of the 2017 Solar Eclipse

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Meisburger View Post
    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.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Great Tim! Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Images of the 2017 Solar Eclipse

    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.
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/52893762/bigger4b.jpg

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