Hi Everyone! My name is Chris @cookphoto and I've been given the honor of taking over the @universetoday Instagram account for the day! Thank you Fraser Cain!
I'm a photographer based on Cape Cod, Massachusetts specializing in landscapes, weddings and spaceflight photography but I've also been an astrophotographer since the mid 1980's.
I'll be sharing three of my favorite astrophotos with you today and this is number one.
Knowing there was going to be a partial solar eclipse visible at sunrise along the US east coast on November 3, 2013, I wanted to capture it rising behind a iconic landmark. I chose the Empire State Building in New York City. After studying satellite maps on Google Earth and calculating the point of sunrise via The Photographer's Ephemeris, I ended up at a park in North Arlington, New Jersey, 7.5 miles away. The morning of the eclipse saw clouds covering 95% of the sky. Luckily, the only clear area was where the Sun was rising! I snapped the 1/4000th sec exposure at ISO100 at 6:38am EST using a Canon 40D DSLR and Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L lens. Soon after I captured the scene, the Sun disappeared into the cloud bank seen at the top of the photo.
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Guys, remember that cool thing that happened earlier this year? No? It was when that rock moon thing hung out for a couple of minutes in front of that burning bright sun thing and we were told not to look directly at it without protection. 😎
WELL, if you’re scrambling for some last minute holiday gifts, I’m selling prints! Link in my bio. 🌚🌞🖖🏻
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Here is my best nine of the year, chosen by y’all! Hopefully next year I’ll actually get out and shoot more regularly, instead of digging through hard drives looking for files to process from previous years. Anyway, I hope you all have a great holiday season and happy new year! Thanks for all the love and support!
Capturing the light in the darkness,
I hope u love me as much as i love u i aint mean to break yo heart but baby thats what thugs do 😪 nun in the world baby i wouldn't do for you ❣if i die right now its so much that i would loose🤦🏾♂️💔 #solareclipse