Image © 2017 Tony Puerzer – Bright Idea Photography

Here is the final version of my composite solar eclipse photo. It was taken using a Canon 80D camera with a Canon 300mm telephoto lens. It is a combination of several different exposures which were later aligned and combined as layers in Photoshop. The processing involved a lot of trial-and-error, since it was nothing like anything I normally shoot. In the end, the advice offered by Dr Russell Brown in his two videos formed the basis for my final image processing. I feel it’s a pretty close approximation of what I saw visually in binoculars. The bright “dot” to the left of the Sun is the star Regulus, in the constellation Leo.

Solar Eclipse Composite
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