We were given access to the roof of the college tower block in order to photograph today’s solar eclipse. We were very lucky as the cloud that was threatening a lot of the country began to thin around 8.30, and apart from a couple of cloudy moments, it remained clear for much of the morning.
I set my camera on a tripod and fitted two ND filters to the lens. Feeling that this was still a little bit too bright I slid a red filter into the holder too. I put the camera on Manual, set the ISO to 50, the aperture to f8 and played around with the shutter speed until I was happy with the results. I started off at around 1/1250 sec but experimented with different shutter speeds, getting slower as the moon crossed the sun. I shot in RAW trying to keep the images slightly under-exposed in order to accentuate any cloud detail in the images.
These are a few of the photos that I took this morning. The red filter has given them a dramatic feel that I quite like.
While I was on the roof of the college I couldn’t resist taking a few photos of the surrounding scenery. These are the views over Queens Gardens in Hull that the statue of William Wilberforce looks upon every day.