Well I guess that it had to be done. I’m short on time today and I thought that I would not get the chance to grab my camera and get outside. However, between a couple of phones calls I grabbed my old 20D and my big stopper filter and headed outside for five minutes.
These images are really very poor for a number of reasons. Firstly, there was zero planning and preparation owing to an extremely busy week, I did not want to risk my new 5D, so this was taken on my old 20D and it was shot handheld (the tripod is packed away for a trip that i am making tomorrow morning. I also did not have the necessary eclipse glasses, so the camera setting and focus was all guess work.
Finally, like most of the UK, the sky was covered in a thick white cloud. It did clear a little at one point and although the sun was still obscured by cloud i grabbed these two shots.
Anyway, at least I got something for prosperity and something is better than nothing.