Solar Eclipse

Watching the solar eclipse from Southern California. From here we could only see the partial solar eclipse (62%). Our team in Washington had more luck as they could see nearly the whole solar eclipse. But it was a great experience.

We were so impressed that we decided to have a Catch of the Day series about “Going Within”. As all of our Catch of the Day photos are taken by ourselves, I had the challenge to take pictures directly from the sun, which is normally not possible, because with viewing the Sun directly, looking at it through the optical viewfinder of a camera can produce damage to the retina, as of the brightness.
So what did I do? I used:

  • SLR camera
  • tripod
  • a remote control
  • ND filters (neutral density filter)
  • a 300 mm lens with a 2x converter = f/600 mm

Looking forward to 2024. 🙂

Btw: some hours after the solar eclipse I saw a statistic on Google about the most used search words:
before and during the solar eclipse: “solar eclipse”
after the solar eclipse: “eye problems”