DSC02702 Copernicus and the Eclipse 20-02-08

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Volkan Yuksel on February 21, 2008

Thanks to Dianne Johnson for telling me about this rare event which took place in such a clear and starry night.

kamalyn on February 22, 2008

oooh - you got it, and you were lucky enough to have the moon low enough in the sky to get this really nice combination! I was wondering if we were maybe going to see the eclipse with the moon balanced on top of the tower in Toronto. But instead - an interesting next installment in your series: The moon burned out and escaped from his dividers! (It would be interesting if you come up with a unique tag so all of your shots with this statue can be brought in on the same page) :-)

© Sonny☼ on February 22, 2008

BEAUTIFUL!!! That was all I got before the clouds covered everything :-(

Volkan Yuksel on February 22, 2008

Kamaly, again it was very very cold and windy night here at the time of the eclipse. I wouldn't mind my eyes were in tears from cold but the planetarium was crowded and I couldn't hide my tears so well from them. So I had to act quickly, my alignment is not as what I wanted but this is what I got. Thank you and best wishes, Volkan

Volkan Yuksel on February 22, 2008

Sonny, your composite image is great too :) Cheers, Volkan

kamalyn on February 22, 2008

Volkan, if people kidded you about the tears, you could have told them you were overwhelmed by the beauty of the eclipse :D Though I suppose it would be more manly to just have admitted it was cold! It was cold here, too, and the moon very high. So the options I had for 'background' were pretty limited. But recognize the other elements in one of the shots I got? (You'd have appreciated the location, and the number of people who came to the spot, all with cameras!)

Volkan Yuksel on February 25, 2008

Thanks for the advice Kamaly. But since I am alone usually, my tearfull state is not much seen by anyone. The eclipse night was one rare exception :)

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Volkan Yuksel
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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 21, 2008
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Volkan Yuksel
    • Camera: SONY DSC-H9
    • Taken on 2008/02/20 22:44:25
    • Exposure: 10.000s
    • Focal Length: 31.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash