Badlands at the begining of Solar Annular Eclipse
Badlands during totality with a exposure correction of +1/3 stop
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I’m seeking exposure input between the first and third photo. There is one stop difference between the the two. The first photo is as exposed (1/50s) and the second is the same photo with the exposure increased by one stop in ACR. The second (middle) photo was taken just before the eclipse started, so it’s kind of a control photo.
With the exception of adjustments made in ACR, these photos haven’t had additional editing to them. I wanted to get input before investing more time in processing.
I would like to create a collage showing the changing light in a landscape during an annular solar eclipse. I’m not sure how I’m going to go about it yet. Any suggestions are appreciated.
I knew from experiencing two partial solar eclipses that the light would get a orange/yellow hue to it. My goal was to capture the changing light. To do this, I turned on my camera’s “Interval Timer” and “HDR”. I set the interval to take a photo every 1 minute and the HDR to 1 stop. I knew that light would be diminishing and the reason I used HDR was so that I would have three exposures to choose from. However, as the eclipse progressed I found that had to adjust the shutter speed to maintain a proper exposure.
There is one stop difference between the first and third photos. The first photo is as exposed (1/50s) and the second is the same photo with the exposure increased by one stop in ACR. Which would you chose? Knowing the goal is to create a collage of the eclipse, which would you chose?
Note: I plan to crop some of the bottom and left edge out.
Canon 5DIV; Canon 24-70 lens @ 50mm; f8; ISO 100; 1/50s (first photo); 1/200s (middle photo); 1/50s @ +1 stop in ACR (third photo)
White balance is adjusted to 5500
My son and I traveled to Farmington, New Mexico to photograph the annular solar eclipse and to explore areas we’ve never seen before. Part of our exploration was to find a location to document the effect of the changing light on the landscape during an eclipse. We didn’t have enough time to explore all of the areas we wanted to. Living in the mid-west one tends to forget just how vast and wide open States like New Mexico are. We would have needed a month to explore all of the areas on out list. In the end, we chose Angle Peak Badlands for the varying colors and hues in the rocks.
I had two cameras setup for this eclipse. One to document the changing light in the landscape and the other on the eclipse.