Images taken from Fremantle during this afternoons rare partial annular solar eclipse. I had bought some welders glass from eBay especially for todays show, in order to fashion a solar filter for my camera. And it still hadn’t arrived by today! And then clouds threatened to ruin everything anyway. Bugger! But eventually it began to look more promising about an hour and a half after the eclipse began, and I was fortunately able to take a few pictures (300mm telephoto plus 1.4x teleconverter, B+W 110 “big stopper” filter plus a polariser, shutter speeds 1/2000-1/6400 at ISO100).
The first is a montage of 10 shots taken over an hour or so, beginning just after the sun had appeared from behind the clouds, and just in time for the maximum eclipse. These are the images at the top right. The other picture is late in the eclipse but shows the sunspots in detail.
So a productive hours snapping! I will be better prepared for the next eclipse in 2068….