Thursday, August 31, 2017

The emotions and drama of a total solar eclipse

This video shows the minutes around the total solar eclipse on the 21th of August 2017. It was shot in Brasstown Valley Resort in Georgia, USA.

It was quite a drama with the clouds moving in but we got to see most of the totality and just a few minutes after the totality ended, the clouds moved in and covered the Sun.

Big thanks to Bonnier Expeditions for a superb expedition and it was great working with you guys!

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Getting ready for the total solar eclipse

Tomorrow I'm leaving for USA and the total solar eclipse on Monday. This will be my second total solar eclipse and the last few days I've been planing my trip and what gear to bring with me. The plan now is to have four cameras running throughout the eclipse, most of them will do the work by themselves. This is what my plan looks like at the moment:

Camera 1: Nikon D800E taking a wide field time lapse of the entire eclipse including both partial phases.

Camera 2: Nikon D500 filming in 4K with a fisheye lens from minutes before the eclipse to minutes after.

Camera 3: Nikon D810A, this camera is the one I will control manually taking closeups of the totality.

Camera 4: GoPro camera used as a behind the scenes camera filming the opposite direction of the eclipse showing us watching the eclipse.

With this plan I should be able to take a moment to just watch the totality. This is by far the most beautiful sky phenomena there is so you should not forget to just enjoy the view, it truly is a memory for life.

Total solar eclipse from Faroe Islands in 2015

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