This morning, the United Kingdom was temporarily plunged into darkness as the Moon came between the Earth and the Sun. I couldn’t help taking a few shots with my camera.
I first noticed the start of the eclipse at around 9:30am and began to set up my equipment. I set my Canon 60d on a small tripod in my back garden in Coventry and used a Tamaron 80-210mm lens with a 2X Teleconverter.
Because the tripod was so small and the lens was so big, Stability was a huge issue. As long as I didn’t touch the camera I was fine but even the tiniest touch would result in very shaky and unusable footage. This meant that if I wanted to change the shot, I would have to stop recording and start again!
I decided to edit the footage into a short piece creating time-lapses out of what footage I had. Each clip is shown at twenty times the real speed of the eclipse. Here is the final piece.
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