Matthew Saville
  • Solar Eclipse 2017 - Sunny, with a chance of TOTAL DARKNESS

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    5:53 - Our external battery power for the Sony A7R3. These are 7.5V lithium polymer batteries, which are definitely a "don't try this at home, kids!" type of power source if you don't know what you're doing.

    7:05 - Sean wins the coolest T-shirt award for the trip.

    9:23 - Yes, that is an in-the-field sensor cleaning!

    10:13 - Those are the actual screams of the ~200 other spectators in the area around Alpine Lake. It was incredibly eerie. On a side note, in case anybody comments about what a shame it was that I spent the whole time staring at my camera instead of actually enjoying and immersing myself in the actual event, don't worry, I did. In fact I was so mesmerized and awestruck by totality, I nearly DIDN'T get a photo!

    10:20 - This is a single exposure, with minimal editing, captured on the Nikon D800 and 14-24mm f/2.8 at 14mm. Processing done in Capture One Pro 10

    10:27 - this is 5 bracketed exposures made using a Nikon 1000mm f/11 mirror lens adapted to a Canon 6D. Processing done in Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop using "Blend-If"

    10:58 and 11:02- If you look closely, you can actually see the moon's shadow moving across the landscape. That's 1,800 MPH.

    11:26 - About 100 other hikers and photographers camped around Sawtooth lake the night before the eclipse, according to rangers. Many of them were serious photographers who also created some incredible timelapse footage. If you captured some of your own footage of this amazing event around Sawtooth or Alpine Lake in Idaho, please feel free to comment below with a link to your own final results, I'm excited to see them!

    11:55 - Yes, the eclipse totality itself was filmed at a much faster timelapse interval. The bulk of the timelapse is captured at 60 second intervals, and played back at approximately 30 FPS. (Some stretching was done to time it with the music.) The totality itself was captured at 2 second intervals. (Because I'm sure some anti-eclipse conspiracy folks will comment a wacky theory about "why does the moon 'stop' when it gets in front of the sun?")

    12:22 - Airglow! I've never seen airglow this prominent, it almost looked like an aurora. But then again I've never seen the aurora.

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    Sony stuff
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    Nikon stuff
    Slik, Gitzo & Feisol Tripods

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