Awash in Autumn Splender

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Sometimes it’s fun to muck about in Photoshop!

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Feeling Blue

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It’s feels good to be posting new work, I’ve been hampered by tech issues lately.  My primary computer, a seven year old MacBook Pro is making my life difficult and I am having to resort to my even older, eleven year old Mac Pro.  The good news is, after I receive two more components, I can start assembling a new PC.  I’m building a system that will not only provide more than enough power for photo editing, but also be able to chew through 4K video like a hot knife through butter.

Why is the bridge blue? Duluth’s Aerial Lift Bridge and Enger Tower will be lit teal throughout the weekend to raise awareness about ovarian cancer. It’s all part of the Light Duluth Teal weekend put on by the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance.

Corona

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All the research I did leading up to the eclipse mentioned a few key elements to try and capture while photographing totality.  Obviously the corona, but also the diamond ring, solar prominences  and Bailey’s beads.  It’s difficult to say if I captured Bailey’s beads, but I think I have the other three, with the diamond in a previous image.  Although cliche, I’m hoping to assemble a panorama of the entire eclipse one of these days.

A Strange Twilight

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The darkness of totality.  Disclaimer:  because my Sony RX100 blew out the sun, which blotted out the moon, I placed a black disc in it’s place to simulate the eclipse.  What I hope to convey is how dark it got during the time of totality.  The rest of the image is un-retouched.

Diamond Ring

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Shot from John Neal Memorial County Park in Lyons, Oregon, where we shared the event with hundreds of other eclipse watchers.  It was a phenomenal experience, made all the more so being with so many others.  Certainly not something I will ever forget.  By the way, photos do not do it justice, it’s so much more intense in person.  I can see why people become eclipse chasers, I’m already thinking about the next total eclipse in 2024, and possibly the annular eclipse in 2023.

Canon 5D Mk2, Canon 70-200mm 2.8 lens, Tamron-F AF 2X Tele-Converter,

ISO 100, 400mm, f/11, 1/30 sec.