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TomB
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Eclipse Photos? Anybody Get a good one?
      #1741479 - 08/21/17 09:23 PM (74.214.39.192) Photo (22 downloads)

Here is one from Fredericksburg, VA at the peak of the eclipse.

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Re: Eclipse Photos? Anybody Get a good one? [Re: TomB]
      #1741493 - 08/22/17 07:55 AM (107.77.253.1)

Cool! Did you see Charlie's video??

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TomB
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Re: Eclipse Photos? Anybody Get a good one? [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1741500 - 08/22/17 09:37 AM (65.207.86.2) Photo (20 downloads)

Yep it was very cool. At first I did not think it would break through the clouds for him. Very Nice. Here was the sequence in my part of the world.

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Re: Eclipse Photos? Anybody Get a good one? [Re: TomB]
      #1741509 - 08/22/17 12:11 PM (47.192.5.2)

Cool pic!!

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LBI2SXM
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Re: Eclipse Photos? Anybody Get a good one? [Re: TomB]
      #1741528 - 08/22/17 03:01 PM (73.112.165.173)

Great photo Tom! You have a knack for getting great pics.

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Re: Eclipse Photos? Anybody Get a good one? [Re: LBI2SXM]
      #1741576 - 08/22/17 10:52 PM (74.214.39.192)

Thx

Camera is going in for a cleaning this weekend it has a busy fall/winter planned.

We have two trips coming up. October will be Maine and St John New Brunswick. Then the first week of December we are doing a Christmas Market River Cruise up the Rhine. Starts in Basel Switzerland and ends in Amsterdam. I cannot wait to start snapping away.

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Re: Eclipse Photos? Anybody Get a good one? [Re: TomB]
      #1741584 - 08/23/17 08:05 AM (107.77.253.1)

Wow, looking forward to seeing the pics of the Rhine River cruise!

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Re: Eclipse Photos? Anybody Get a good one? [Re: TomB]
      #1741609 - 08/23/17 12:07 PM (73.112.165.173)

Yes, I remember you mentioned your European river cruise a while back. Boy, would I love to do that one. Can't wait for the report and pics. Your northern adventure in Oct. should give you some excellent pics, it's prime fall foliage (I think). Have a great time!!!

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Re: Eclipse Photos? Anybody Get a good one? [Re: LBI2SXM]
      #1741615 - 08/23/17 01:15 PM (65.207.86.2)

Hope to do a blog on the river cruise and will post the link on TTOL. I wonder if a European River Cruise goes under the Worldwide Travel of Afloat Thread

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Re: Eclipse Photos? Anybody Get a good one? [Re: TomB]
      #1741635 - 08/23/17 08:13 PM (107.77.253.1)

Either one or both!!!

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Re: Eclipse Photos? Anybody Get a good one? [Re: TomB]
      #1741731 - 08/25/17 09:00 AM (108.45.108.124)

Nice capture Tom! Did you use a filter? I searched in vain for days for solar glasses, ended up making a long box viewer which worked great! Notice the crescent shape is inverted in the box. Fortunately the neighbors had one pair of glasses so we passed them around and saw it in all of its orange glory.



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Re: Eclipse Photos? Anybody Get a good one? [Re: BEERMAN]
      #1741820 - 08/25/17 10:06 PM (74.214.39.192)

Love the shot and your magic box.

I used Baader Solar Film Paper and made my own filter.

Basically, I used two pieces of black matting and cut a circle that was slightly larger than the lens in the center of the two pieces of matting. Then I placed a piece of the solar film over the hole of one and carefully placed the other piece of matting on top and taped them together. Then off to Walmart to the craft section for a piece of Styrofoam. I cut a hole so it would slide over the lens and taped the filter on the other side. Covered the Styrofoam in painters tape to make sure no white pieces get on lens and voilà I had a filter.

I will take a picture of my creation and post tomorrow.

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Re: Eclipse Photos? Anybody Get a good one? [Re: TomB]
      #1741829 - 08/26/17 08:15 AM (74.214.39.192) Photo (13 downloads)

As promised - here is my homemade filter
The solar filter paper was so weird. The major warning they gave you was do not handle it and do not pull it tight. Just did not make sense to have wrinkles, but it worked.

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Re: Eclipse Photos? Anybody Get a good one? [Re: TomB]
      #1741833 - 08/26/17 09:03 AM (108.45.108.124)

Very creative! Like the photo in the background too!

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Re: Eclipse Photos? Anybody Get a good one? [Re: BEERMAN]
      #1741848 - 08/26/17 12:59 PM (73.112.165.173)

You two are amazing!! You make TTOL so much more interesting. Your photos and trip reports make one feel just like they have been on the trip with you. Keep up the fantastic work!!

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Re: Eclipse Photos? Anybody Get a good one? [Re: LBI2SXM]
      #1741897 - 08/27/17 11:52 AM (74.214.39.192) Photo (9 downloads)

Why thank you LBI2SXM! I am glad you have enjoyed them.

Beerman - The picture on the wall was taken off Rendezvous Bay in Anguilla during the annual Independence Day race. It is one of the ones I blew up to 24x36 on metal.

I can tell you - Anguilla at the end of May was wonderful place to be. Sailbot Racing around the island, hanging out a Dune Preserve with Bankie Banx (great music), and beautiful beach made it a life time memory!

That is one trip that will be duplicated.

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