Solar Eclipse 2024

April 13, 2024  •  5 Comments

Test photo April 8, 2024 at 12:22 pm

It was decided to drive as far north in New Hampshire as traffic would allow. And, really, there was no traffic on our drive north so we ended up where I really wanted, at the Third Connecticut Lake in Pittsburg, New Hampshire, just south of the Canadian border and almost exactly in the middle of totality for the solar eclipse. The boat launch had quite a number of people so we drove a little further north, put on snowshoes, and walked down through the trees and out onto the ice of the lake. If you stayed close to shore, you couldn't see anyone else. We lugged our gear down, ate lunch, and set up. Actually I placed the tripod when first getting there so the warmth of the day would melt it down into the snow. Before taking photos I was able to push the legs down through to the ice. It was a beautiful warm day: clear, low breezes, and temperature in the 50's F.

1:42 pm

We had 4 cameras, a Nikon D7200 with Tamron 70-300 lens and StarGuys solar filter on the tripod. The lens had been focused on a previous clear night on the stars. The Nikon D750 had a 24-120 Nikon lens setup for scenics. And there were 2 Fuji mirrorless cameras.

2:22 pm

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2:52 pm

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Eventually I set the Nikon D7200 to autobracket at 5 frames. The dual cards were set to duplicate RAW files. There was a lot of exposure experimentation.

3:17 pm

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3:26 pm

3:27 pm, almost gone. The breezes disappeared and the temperature dropped noticeably.

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3:29 pm

3:29 Totality.

3:29m pm with Venus.

3:31 pm with prominences visible.

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3:31 looking toward the south and a star or planet visible.

3:31 pm

3:32 pm, the filter is back on the lens.

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3:33 pm, the planet is still visible.

3:44 pm

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3:49 pm, looking northward.

4:09 pm

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4:14 pm

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4:19 pm, looking southward again. See the snowmen?

4:23 pm

4:36 pm

4:38 pm, the end of the moon's shadow.

Time to pack up and head home. There was a lot of traffic at each town with a major intersection. Has Errol ever seen such a line of traffic?

When and where is the next one?

 

 


Summertime

August 16, 2023  •  2 Comments

Backlight Queen Anne's lace in Fryeburg Harbor.

 

The slides on Langdon Brook in Center Chatham, NH.

Sunsets colored by Canadian smoke. The first shows the flooded fields of Fryeburg Harbor. And the White Mountains are in the back of both of these.

And, yes, some gravel biking.


Fireworks at the Mount Washington Hotel

July 05, 2023  •  3 Comments

July 4 fireworks at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. Here is the scene before the display started.

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A Photographer's Day On Paris Hill

June 23, 2023  •  2 Comments

If you happened to be on Paris Hill (Maine) this morning, you got to hear the rumble of a 1936 Duesenberg SJN Convertible Sedan by Rollston driving around as part of a photo session for the Hamlin Memorial Library's 2024 calendar. To see the final photos, be sure to get your calendar at this year's Founder's Day on July 15 or from the Library's website. Until then, see some outtakes below.

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Winter Cold

February 14, 2022  •  2 Comments

This winter has given us some cold weather. Not -30 degrees F mind you, but -20. These images all represent cold to me. Many involved some frozen fingers.

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The next two are from Echo Lake State Park in Conway, NH. White Horse Ledge first and Cathedral Ledge second.

Sunset after an afternoon of cross-country skiing on Kezar Lake Country Club.

Next are seaside images from around Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

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That is Ram Island Light seen from Ocean Point.

Next is Crawford Notch with Mount Willard catching the late afternoon sun and the Mount Washington Hotel with Mount Eisenhower in the background also.

Fresh snow:

And finally fresh snow in Stow, Maine and North Chatham, NH.

The cold of winter isn't over yet.

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