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Total Solar Eclipse (highly saturated, modified color balance), 


            Gilbert Ikezaki

Total Solar Eclipse (highly saturated, modified color balance)

Technical card

Resolution: 4644x2612

Date:Aug. 21, 2017

Frames: 3

Focal length: 600

Data source: Traveller


Thinking about "mineral Moon" pictures that are highly color saturated, I wondered if I could do the same with a total eclipse photo? This is a blend of two sets of the same 3 bracketed exposures. The bracket is 2 stops down, and 2 stops up, from an exposure that was set automatically by the camera with a 3 stop down exposure compensation. The first set was processed with daylight color balance; and the second set has color saturation as high as my software can be set, and has the color balance adjusted by hue to the warm side to make the corona yellow. The daylight color balance is slightly blue, which felt too blue with high saturation. The two sets were then overlaid upon each other. The high saturation set provided the color, and the normal set provided the detail in the corona. The interaction between two color balances caused a slight rainbow halo around the sun.

Exposure for 600mm f/8:
+0: 1/60s @ ISO200
-2: 1/125s @ ISO100
+2: 1/60s @ ISO800

Location: Brigham Young University, Rexburg, Idaho, USA.



Gilbert Ikezaki
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons


Total Solar Eclipse (highly saturated, modified color balance), 


            Gilbert Ikezaki