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Solar Eclipse 2012
20 May 2012 Sam Rua

Solar Eclipse 2012

Canyon de Chelly view map

I drove to the northeast part of AZ to catch this annular eclipse from
Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Well worth the drive (and getting back home at almost 4 am)

Canon EOS 7D ,Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM ,1.4x TCIII
tripod, remote switch, solar filter full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Flo Hendry26-Jul-2015 16:19
Very cool group of images...perfect timing for perfect composition! Excellent!!!
Pablo Yez26-Jul-2013 14:49
Sam... absolutely spectacular! I wonder if some of the small "imperfections" in the lunar shadow are actually lunar topography or just distortion in Earth's atmo. Be honest though, it looks so perfect... did you shoot an old "Livestrong" bracelet lying on a black velvet cloth? :-)
Helen Betts14-Dec-2012 21:11
I'm not sure I would realize what it was if you hadn't explained, it's just that perfect. Nature is marvelous, and you do an excellent job of capturing it, Sam.
Range View 10-Jun-2012 21:16
Fantastic set Sam. Stunning work and well presented. BV
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)26-May-2012 05:25
Amazing! V
Cedric Sims23-May-2012 05:46
Excellent work Sam V
pkocinski22-May-2012 22:04
You nailed it - congrats!
Jess. ( Lady.D.)22-May-2012 14:30
Outstanding Sam....
Bryan Murahashi22-May-2012 04:56
Spot on, Sam. Excellent photo and well worth the trip. Canyon de Chelly is a beautiful place. V
azttttommy22-May-2012 04:31
Cool! When do we get the time lapse?
Peter Stahl22-May-2012 02:23
Outstanding!! :-))
waterfalls man22-May-2012 01:20
Excellent Shoot, Sam V!!
soulis22-May-2012 00:39
Great! V.
Jocelyne Feizo21-May-2012 23:25
Spectacular capture Sam!
Hank Vander Velde21-May-2012 21:43
Terrific well captured image Sam.
Patricia Kay21-May-2012 20:07
Absolutely amazing Sam...BV
Tom Munson21-May-2012 16:05
Great work, Sam!
firstbrook21-May-2012 15:38
Well done Sam.......its a work of Art....
Bill Taylor21-May-2012 15:30
One of the best I seen! V
burtmann21-May-2012 15:24
Superb work Sam. You can take a bow over this image. v++
Walter O. Koenig21-May-2012 14:52
This is very cool Sam. Perfect alignment and exposure. Best I've seen of the eclipse. "V"
Christy VB21-May-2012 14:47
Wow, Sam! This is spectacular and you are so motivated. Wonderful. All I saw was eerie light down here. This shot is a winner.
globalgadabout21-May-2012 13:38
knockout shot Sam...impressive technique to nail it so perfectly...V
Larry Peterson21-May-2012 13:12
Awesome image, Sam.Perfect exposure. BV
Stacy Egan21-May-2012 13:00
Wonderful capture! Thank you so much for sharing the result of your efforts. We sure did not get that view in Tucson, and wish we had also planned ahead and made the trip up north.
Tom LeRoy21-May-2012 12:16
Spectacular shot of an event that doesn't come often in a lifetime. We had ours 1999 and it is something I'll never forget. A PERFECT shot, Sam!BV!
David Sands21-May-2012 12:06
Yeah- well done. BEST I have SEEN of this event yet! V
CM Kwan21-May-2012 12:04
Excellent shoot, Sam! V
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