I should have done some homework

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So I knew, and everybody else knew, there was to be a solar eclipse this morning, I for one wasn’t terribly excited but felt I had to make an effort and at least watch the thing, after all, the next one won’t be for over ten years.

My aim was to just watch it, but as the time neared and everyone of my photographer friends on Facebook seemed intent on capturing it with their camera, I considered having a go as well except I really couldn’t be bothered with all the hassle. It came to nearer the time when the eclipse was about to peak and then changed my mind, a quick dash for the compact camera as I didn’t have time to set-up the DSLR, and holding every single ND filter I own one on top of the other I shot a picture. Hmm, I thought, that’s not much good, perhaps I’ll wait until the moon covers a bit more sun, so I waited, and waited, then decided to consult my computer for more precise timings, it had already peaked and I had probably captured it at just the right moment, somehow I was expecting it to become much darker but guess I should have done some homework on the subject before making such ridiculous presumptions.

Anyway, for what it’s worth, this is my abysmal attempt, the sun is completely burnt out and all the multi-crescents are inner reflections from the four stacked filters. The filters are also responsible for the colour cast as well.

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