Solar Eclipse May 2012

Solar Eclipse May 2012

Decided at the last moment to go out and try my hand at capturing some shots of the Solar Eclipse on May 20, 2012.  I knew the sun would set here in Iowa before the total eclipse happened, but it was still a fun time and experience.

Not having any welder’s glass or ND 400 filter readily available, I turned to another option.  The magnetic film inside a floppy disk!  After doing a bit of online research (ok, I googled it), I tore open a few floppy disks and made a custom filter to fit over my 200mm zoom lens.  I also made a couple of filters using cardboard to use as handheld viewers.  I didn’t have to go far, as there was a perfect viewing area just south of town.  Set up and tripod, taped my homemade filter to my lens and I was in business!

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