over Prague , Totality
On May 4, 2004 Europe was Treated to
a Lunar Eclipse around the time of Moonrise. It
also happened to be our 13th wedding aniversary.
Our favorite restuarant near the Charles Bridge
in Prague (Praha) proved to be the perfect place
to view and Photograph the eclipse. This is a
double composite of 8 shots. Click here
for more details...
over Prague , Moonrise
This shot was captured shortly after
Moonrise at 9:16 PM localtime. Click here
for more details...
Eclipse, June 10, 2002
This was a hot and humid summer
(late spring) day. shown here is a 1/180 second
exposure. Click on the image for more information
and larger views.
Solar Eclipse, December 25, 2000
Had a bright and beautiful day on
December 25, 2000 for both viewing and
photographing this eclipse. this is a 1/250 sec
exposure on Kodak Supra 400. Click on the image
for more and larger views.
Janruary 20, 2000 my LX-6 was actually used while
it was snowing! Lake effect snow is weird because
this image was taken while it was snowing. The
weather reports for seeing the eclipse did not
look promising, but when the time came the cloud
deck was just transparent enough to view and
photograph. This it a 10 second exposure on Kodak
E100VS thru my LX-6 with an f/6.3 focal reducer.
This was taken just about at the beginning of
totality (11:12 PM EST).
Eclipse, Just Before Totality
The last vestages of direct sunlight
were just visable as this image was captured.
This it a 1 second exposure on Kodak E100VS as
above. This was taken just before the beginning
of totality (11:05 PM EST).
On August 11,
1999 ,at 11:23 AM local time, in Mariazell
Austria I took the first picture in a series
partial eclipse photos. This photo was taken with
a Meade ETX EC with a Thousand Oaks type 2+ Solar
filter and a Meade 0.63 focal reducer for an
effective f.l. of 790mm. This was a 1/125 second
exposure on Kodak Extapress PJ400 using a Minolta
SRT-102. The day started out cloudy, but by first
contact the sky was looking promising. That soon
What? No corona you say! Well, 20
minutes before totality the clouds moved in. They
moved out 10 minutes after totality! This was
STILL an awsome site! 5000 miles and hundreds of
dollars worth of telescopes and equipement was
still worth this experience. Yes there was a
small amount of disappointment, But I'm still
happy I went (plus I get to keep the
equipement!). This image was a 4 second exposure
on Ektachrome E100VS using my Minolta X700 with a
Sigma 24mm f2.8 lens. Scanned using a HP S20 film
Mariazell Eclipse Animation
My dear friend Pavel Kodytek created this animation form a series
of photos he took during the eclipse. This is
awsome work! I really thank Pavel for inviting me
and my wife to Prague and the bus trip to Austria
to witness the eclipse.
minutes after the eclipse there was enough of a
break in the clowds to snap this frame, a program
mode exposure on Ektachrome E100VS using my
Minolta X700 with Tokina 80-200mm f2.8 zoom lens
at 200mm. This gives you a good feel for the
weather we had in Mariazell.
After a while
the clouds began to clear and the ETX was
rendered usefull again. I catured this image of
the partial eclipse. This image used the same
settings and equipement as the First Contact
image above, but there was still a vale of clouds
that caused the image to be darker.