Friday, January 22, 2010

My Photo Shoot of a Solar Eclipse

I was in Palayamkottai for Pongal on Jan 15 .On this day , one of longest solar eclipse was witnessed , almost spanning from 11 AM to 3 PM . It was a clear sky here. I had a lot of time to kill . Hence thought of capturing the eclipse in my camera and tried my hands on a various of methods .I have primitive point and shoot cannon A400 ( bought 4 year back ) . After multiple trial and error finally zeroed on a method of using a filter ( old x ray sheet ) and exposing the camera directly to sun and it worked !! ( off course to some extent ) . After caputing almost 200+ snaps over the period of 2 hours , 10-20 were of good quality.Following are selected few among them .

More pictures can be viewed @ http://picasaweb.google.com/premkumarsj/SolarEclipseJan152010#









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