Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse Of The Sun, Santee, South Carolina, August 21st, 2017

The first photo is my version of the recent total solar eclipse.  It is a composite of 9 photos taken in succession. I utilized F. Espenak’s “Digital Compositing Techniques for Coronal Imaging” for the composite.

To my new friends that I met that day, I wish you both well.  We were brought together by common interest of an awe inspiring event that not everyone will ever want or get to realize.  It was an honor to photograph beside and get to know you guys.  It was my pleasure to meet you and hope to see you again.

This next photo is of the Solar Prominences that are visible as bright red flames coming out from behind the moon.

The third photograph is of the Diamond Ring Effect.  Moments after the moon grazes past the Sun, the bright light creates what resembles a diamond ring.