Astronomy Photographer of the Year is one of the contests I always look forward to. It has just announced its 2021, and just as always – I’m definitely not disappointed. The winning image is a striking photo of the last year’s annular solar eclipse, but there are many more photos that will make your jaw drop. So, without further ado, let’s check them out!
Last week’s partial solar eclipse lasted for about 2.5 hours, leaving photographers with an opportunity to capture some stunning shots. Photographer Göran Strand (previously) managed to pack it into only ten seconds. It took patience, time, and a whole lot of photos to make it happen. 50,000 photos, to be exact. But he ended up with an incredibly smooth and detailed timelapse that you can see below.
Photos and videos of the recent partial solar eclipse are starting to come in, leaving me incredibly inspired. Photographer Zev Hoover made a series of photos that made my jaw drop the moment I saw them. He captured a sequence of a bird flyby in front of the solar eclipse, adding a dash of abstraction to this amazing scene. I spoke with Zev a bit about how he took them, and he kindly shared some details and of course – the photos – with DIYP.
Did you manage to catch the partial solar eclipse yesterday? Did you wonder what it looked like from space? NASA shared an interesting video that shows what the Earth looked like during the eclipse. It shows the moon’s shadow cast on our planet and it’s pretty cool to see the eclipse from a totally different perspective.
Even if you’re not an early bird, here’s something worth getting up earlier for. On 10 June this year, the US and Canada-based photographers will be able to observe and shoot a “sunrise eclipse.” In other words, the sun will rise in the middle of a deep partial eclipse, giving you a chance for creating some striking images.
In late December 2019, people in some parts of the world had the opportunity to see a total annular solar eclipse. Photographer Joshua Cripps found himself in the Middle East around that time, and he decided to extend his trip so he could shoot the eclipse in the UAE desert. And I’m glad he did, because he ended up with an incredible image that captured my attention the moment I saw it.
Joshua kindly shared his photo of 2019’s final eclipse with DIYP, along with some BTS and details about how it was shot. It took a tremendous amount of planning and effort, but it was well worth it.
The total solar eclipse from July this year gave us some spectacular photos and videos. The year is coming to its end, but if you want to shoot a solar eclipse, you’ll have another chance before 2019 is over. On 26 December, a total solar eclipse will be visible in India, Singapore, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, and some parts of Australia. But this so-called “ring of fire” eclipse is somewhat different than the one we saw earlier this year.
In July 2019, Photographer Dan Marker-Moore set up his gear on a remote mountaintop in Chile to capture a total solar eclipse. Using his recognizable time-slice style, he created a very unique collection of images. Combining hundreds of photos, he created several captivating, chart-like composites that show various stages of the eclipse.
Earlier this month, folks in South America witnessed a total solar eclipse. Photographer Leandro Pérez used this opportunity to shoot a gorgeous timelapse. A la sombra de la Luna (In the shadow of the Moon) is a short video that shows the beauty of the total solar eclipse on that took place 2 July in Córdoba, Argentina.
In August 2017, millions of people observed and admired a total solar eclipse. Many of them filmed and photographed it, too. In 2019, videos photos still appear and take our breath away, and such as this video by Phil Hart. It took him almost two years after the eclipse to finish it, and it was definitely worth the wait.