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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 646: "Eclipses". Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( farktography.proceduraltexture.com) divider line
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2017-09-16 01:35:42 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "Eclipses"

Description
: In honor of the Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017, show us pictures from any solar or lunar eclipse. Crowd shots at an eclipse viewing gathering are fair game, as is the gum; stacked or HDR shots are not.

We ask that before submitting your photos you read and adhere to the following submission rules, including but not limited to the following:
- Submissions must be photographs; screen captures do not count as photographs.
- You must be the original photographer of your entry. Do not submit anyone else's photography as your own.
- You are only allowed to enter a photograph once. Do not submit the same photo to another contest later.
- You may enter 3 photos in each contest as long as each photo is of a different composition.
- Please post each photo separately so they can be voted for individually.


Please note:
The overarching ideal behind Farktography is that image corrections are acceptable, while adding or removing elements in the image (e.g. removing telephone poles, adding Elvis) is not acceptable. Levels, curves, contrast, saturation, crop, and black-and-white conversion tools may be used judiciously, but not to cartoonish or unrealistic extremes. Avoid applying artistic filters for the purpose of mimicking film, tilt-shift, toy camera, etc type effects. HDR and panorama stitching either in-camera or in post processing are not allowed unless specified for a particular theme (true multiple exposures done in-camera are acceptable, however). See the rules for more information on acceptable modifications, or check in at the Farktography Forums.

Legal: All photographers submitting photos to this contest are the legal copyright holders for the photos submitted and the photos are not to be considered free for any other use without written consent from the submitting photographers.
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2017-09-16 01:46:20 PM  
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2017-09-16 11:11:14 PM  
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2017-09-18 09:12:09 PM  
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Solar Prominences

Multiple prominent coronal mass ejections visible during August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse.

 
2017-09-18 09:17:46 PM  
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The Big, Blue, Burning, Butthole in the Sky

Knowing that the CMEs were predominantly H-alpha red, I shifted my white balance far enough to make the Corona appear blue in order to emphasize the CMEs.

 
2017-09-18 09:26:33 PM  
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Eclipsing Hope

Half an hour into the eclipse, the clouds started getting thicker and heavier. This is a sad orionid frowning at the thought of clouds ruining seven years of planning. In the end, all turned out well. And, yes, I asked the mods to delete my diamond ring photo so I could share this one instead. I don't care. I like it. LOL.

 
2017-09-20 06:24:30 PM  
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the moon is eating the sun...

 
2017-09-20 06:26:58 PM  
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2017-09-20 06:29:12 PM  
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2017-09-20 09:29:36 PM  
And just for fun, the eclipse viewed through a colander

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2017-09-20 11:44:13 PM  
Crescent Sun
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Shot with my digicam through eclipse glasses. You can *just* make out some sunspots on the leftmost edge of the sun about halfway down.
 
2017-09-21 12:04:29 AM  
Elsinore:
Actually, stacking would be like your video frame capture. Compositing multiple exposures/frames would be stacking, regardless of subject. A single frame grab from a video would be kosher, but a stack of multiple frames from a video would not be. But it's a gorgeous image. Composites as you mention in your question would also be out for this theme (they're more like HDR)--HOWEVER--we are due for a software hootenanny, which is a theme we run about once a year in which w ...

No problem- realized I forgot to envotenate any of them anyway :^)

Just for yucks, I did a quick pass on a single frame from that stack.  Same sort of processing in ImPPG/GIMP, but I can't push the sharpening or contrast boost anywhere near what the first image was without all sorts of hideous artifacts.

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2017-09-21 12:10:26 AM  
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Stylus point-n-shoot through welding filter #10 and some exposed film.
 
2017-09-21 12:26:22 AM  
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2017-09-21 12:46:15 AM  
Oct. 2014 blood moon eclipse (all)

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Blood moon
 
2017-09-21 12:47:24 AM  
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Penumbra sliver
 
2017-09-21 12:48:32 AM  
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Umbra crossing Tycho
 
2017-09-21 01:21:45 AM  
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West of Madras...
Morning of....
Ran battery dead rocking out in the high desert and charging everything - found it amusing to use OnStar to communicate my dilemma - roadside arrived about 30 min after eclipse to get me going.....
 
2017-09-21 01:25:14 AM  
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Sunrise/sunset for a full 360 degrees...
 
2017-09-21 01:32:34 AM  
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2017-09-21 01:57:28 AM  
Totality using my point and shoot with one eyepiece from a pair of paper solar glasses taped over the lens...


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2017-09-21 02:10:53 AM  
The photo below was taken at 18mm f/22 with the kit lens at the point of maximum "darkness" in Austin, Texas.  Down here, only ~70% of the sun was covered by the moon here so it was plenty bright.  I'm pretty sure a photo like this would have been totally blown out (all white) had it not been during the eclipse.  No filters or retouching were used ... just resize and "save for web" in GIMP.

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2017-09-21 02:23:02 AM  
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2017-09-21 04:50:23 AM  
This isn't a great photo, but I'm posting because it's odd (or at least I don't understand how it happened).  It's a cellphone shot taken in front of my house.  No idea what chaos was going on in side the phone to make all the artifacts.
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2017-09-21 04:52:31 AM  
And another cellphone shot with oddball reflections and/or artifacts.  I'd love to know what's going on with this shots!
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2017-09-21 05:08:23 AM  
Best I could get from central California through the clouds.
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On the plus side, no filters required ;-)
 
2017-09-21 06:11:13 AM  
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2017-09-21 06:25:04 AM  
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2017-09-21 06:30:58 AM  
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2017-09-21 06:41:01 AM  
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Taken from Cross Plains, Tennesse
 
2017-09-21 06:42:22 AM  
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A few minutes before totality.
 
2017-09-21 06:44:13 AM  
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Just after totality.
 
2017-09-21 07:16:20 AM  
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Totality through high cirrus, taken in Charleston, SC. I wish I had rolled video on a second camera, on a wide shot. There were thunderstorms in the area and lightning was popping off throughout the eclipse. It was wild!
 
2017-09-21 09:23:31 AM  
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1/3 - Dad and Mom viewing the eclipse through the special viewers the local newspaper sent out the Thursday before the eclipse
 
2017-09-21 09:24:24 AM  
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In Philly most of our celestial events get a nice cloud coverage...  at least we could see it.
 
2017-09-21 09:25:48 AM  
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2/3 - Dad and my nephew watching the eclipse. Mom and Anthony (my nephew) tag-teamed with the viewer...we only got two.
 
2017-09-21 09:26:27 AM  
I like the one above because of the skull shape...  forgot to say that..  here's another...  but no skull shape

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That is pretty much the apex view from here, makes for cool looking backlit clouds though.
 
2017-09-21 09:28:02 AM  
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I think I uploaded these in reverse...   this is about the clearest it got.
 
2017-09-21 09:32:07 AM  
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3/3 - I made a pinhole camera to watch the eclipse, plus I was following the event on the Slooh Space Camera website (they had a special event streaming live from Stanley, ID). We weren't in the path of totality here in Lewiston, ID (we saw 95% eclipse), but it was still an awesome show.

And yes...the temperature dropped about 20 degrees. It was almost 90 degrees F at around 10:00am when the eclipse started...it dropped to around 70 degrees F when we reached our maximum eclipse, and the light was really dim here. No, we didn't see any stars, but we did see NASA Observation planes flying overhead.
 
2017-09-21 09:37:42 AM  
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At Madisonville, KY.

I was too gobsmacked to do more than just run off a series of shots right at totality.

 
2017-09-21 09:48:41 AM  
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.Farktographer doing the 'Eclipse Shadow Dance' about 5 minutes prior to totality.

 
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2017-09-21 10:35:13 AM  
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Now with voting goodness....
 
2017-09-21 11:30:04 AM  
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Last photo before totality.
 
2017-09-21 02:03:35 PM  
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My friend John, w/our rig, in a church parking lot near Lake Murray, SC.  We had 2:38 of totality!
 
2017-09-21 04:46:08 PM  
Location was southwest of Bowling Green,  shot handheld with a 300mm zoom.  No editing.

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2017-09-21 04:57:56 PM  
Location was southwest of Bowling Green,  shot handheld with a 300mm zoom.  Just cropping
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2017-09-21 05:13:14 PM  
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2017-09-21 05:44:18 PM  
Location was southwest of Bowling Green,  Shot with a 400mm telescope and sund filter.  A friend printed this in 13x18 format and it looked great.

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2017-09-21 07:12:39 PM  
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