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    Posted November 15, 2012 by
    GoranRistic
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    Auckland, New Zealand
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    Solar eclipse in Australia

    Solar eclipse from Milford, Auckland, New Zealand

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     GoranRistic took this photo of the end of the eclipse with his Canon 7D in the Milford area on the northern shore of Auckland, New Zealand.

    “We had light fluffy clouds that day and I was busy, so I decided to photograph just the second half of the eclipse. I set up my tripod and camera on a footpath in a nearby residential area (but with no people around) instead of driving to a park and missing the peak of the solar eclipse.

    “The photograph I uploaded is approximately 17-18 minutes past the peak of the eclipse. The reason I chose that photo is because it shows a few Sun spots, and it’s not just a solid block of reddish colour like those I took closer to the peak. To see more texture of the Sun surface you need some VERY expensive solar filters,” he said.
    - stinabacker, CNN iReport producer

    Milford, North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand, November 14, 2012, 10:46am

     

    Shot with a DSLR in RAW format, then the exposure pulled back several stops in post (Lightroom). It's interesting to note that the sharpness changes as you move the exposure slider down (sort of sharp, soft, sharp). The photo uploaded is a 100% crop of the original picture (the long lens was not long enough).

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