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Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse

PHOTOGRAPHED & WRITTEN BY MIKEAL BELAND

Zeiss Batis 18mm came through with the Sony A7RII on a last minute trek down to the Tetons to capture the path of totality for the solar eclipse.

With 5 minutes to spare, we got the tripod operating after a leg wouldn’t hold its position. I focused to the horizon, switched to manual, and took Nikon’s advice of shifting through different shutter speeds to view the different phases of the corona.

This was one of the first pictures I’d tried to take on this combination, and wish I would have been able to use a telephoto, or at least 50mm, but I wasn’t sure how high in the sky it would be. You get a sense of how large the path of totality looks with a faint sun-flare behind the moon.

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