A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Solar Eclipse Sunrise

June 10, 2021
Emilie Phillips

We got up bright and early Thursday morning to see the partial eclipse at sunrise. Tyson loves this sort of astronomy event, so he wanted to get the best view possible. Our house is down in the trees. But using the Bearhawk, we could fly above the trees, and even some of the low lying clouds. I was tasked with taking photos. I used two linear polarizing filters to adjust how much light I blocked out. Unfortunately the auto focus didn’t work through the filters and trying to focus on clouds. And the light meter reading wasn’t sure what to do with a bright sun, or varying light levels from twisting the filters. I ended up using all manual settings. I got some photos, but it was really frustrating. I need to practice using manual mode in simpler contexts.

Here are the least fuzzy of the photos.

Camera – Olympus OMD EM-1.

Lens – Panasonic 100-400mm.