Great sky last night and I may have gotten a trifecta of solar images while shooting the eclipse.  First of course is the ring of fire itself, but I may have also gotten an image of a solar flare, a sunspot, and the classic Shark Fin sunset which is so Albuquerque.


This image reminds me of one of those Star War scenes from one of the originals. I don't even mind the reverse reflection.

The rest of the images in larger size can be seen 
here.

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Comment by Johnny_Mango on May 21, 2012 at 8:55am

Fantastic shots David!  Thank you so much for sharing.  Could you talk a little bit about how you did it?  My own pictures weren't half as nice.

Comment by David on May 21, 2012 at 10:14am

Those were shot with a Nikon D100 with a 70-200 f2 lens.  Telephoto extender of 2x makes the whole thing equivalent to about a 600mm telephoto on a full 35mm sensor.  The basic lens is f2 so I added a polarizing filter to try and reduce the light some and shot at f45 and 1/4000 of a second until the sun started to set.

Comment by Ron Da Bomb on May 21, 2012 at 10:50am

I second. Fantastic photos.

Comment by Jeff Hartzer on May 21, 2012 at 9:11pm

Your shots are suh-wheet---It was truly a remarkable and historic evening for Albuquerqueans...Here are more pix taken from the Westside near Volcanos:

Click this link for another ABQ ECLIPSE GALLERY ...Also here's a blog entry at DCF regarding same...Eclipsed by the Moon: a poem of the day

Comment by Jeff Hartzer on May 21, 2012 at 9:11pm

Your shots are suh-wheet---It was truly a remarkable and historic evening for Albuquerqueans...Here are more pix taken from the Westside near Volcanos:

Click this link for another ABQ ECLIPSE GALLERY


Also here's a blog entry at DCF regarding same...Eclipsed by the Moon: a poem of the day

Comment by cathyray on May 22, 2012 at 6:49am

great pics!

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