Total Solar Eclipse Captured with Time-lapse Photography

Not many of us get to see a total solar eclipse in our lifetime. They are rare and brief. Even fewer, however, manage to capture one on film. Photographer Colin Legg is one of those few. Not only does he just film an eclipse, he climbs a 850m mountain and camps over night to do it. His efforts pay off in this short but fascinating timelapse:

Legg says he climbed the mountain in order to capture the entire sweep of the moon’s shadow passing over the earth. He captures the event with three different lenses including a wide angle and a fisheye. The latter two timelapses use bulb scripting to track the changing light and a program called Eclipse Orchestra was used to manage the light curve. A custom remote triggered the cameras.

solar eclipse timelapse

Wide angle view of solar eclipse

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