So there was a total solar eclipse today and because of Ireland’s position on the planet, we could only see it as a partial eclipse. Unfortunately, it was very cloudy in Ireland. As in, completely overcast.
Initially, I was gutted when I thought that I wasn’t going to get to see it but just as I was about to give up, there was a break in the clouds and this majestic sight unfolded before my eyes.
This is what I captured. I’m pretty happy with the end result.
I shot in RAW so I was able to recover some good detail that was otherwise lost in the highlights. If I had shot it as a JPG, these details may not have been recoverable and parts of the brighter cloud would have been blown out.
Camera settings that I used: f/16, 1/1000s, ISO 200.
Lens: Canon EF75-300
Body: Canon 6D
My first trip out with my shiny new Canon 6D camera. Time for me to go grab some test shots. So off I went on a quick trip to Newcastle, Co. Wicklow to visit the disused train station.
Unfortunately it was a foggy day so the sky was flat and a bit boring. I also ventured off the track a little bit towards the sea, but the visibility was very poor. Nothing worth capturing.
The train station along the Dublin to Wexford track was apparently built in the 1850s and remained in service until the 1960s.