The weather today (Friday 20th March) in Glasgow was not looking good for this rare solar event as the sky was covered in cloud. I reluctantly set-up my camera and tripod just in case the Sun broke through, but I was not convinced it would. To my surprise not long after I set-up I saw the crescent Sun peek through the cloud cover and glimpsed my first Solar event.
I used a b&w 10 stop ND filter in front of my 400mm f5.6 L lens and used live view on my 5dMKIII DSLR to set the exposure etc. I got my first image around 9.17am and managed to get a few more images during the different phases of the eclipse until about 9.45 when it started to rain a little.
The shot below is my favourite of the few images I got as I like the drama taken place in the sky as the crescent Sun breaks through the cloud cover.
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Evening twilight by the River Clyde revealed these perfect reflections of the Glasgow Clyde Arc Bridge.
This photograph was taken at the Lancefield Quay side of the River Clyde which has undergone some development to extend the ncr75 walkway, which allows this unique and splendid view of the Clyde Arc bridge to be photographed. I took various shots of the bridge from this viewpoint from landscape to portrait orientation while the evening twilight was descending, and the reflections remained absolutely still and crystal clear for the duration I was there. This square crop of the bridge is my favorite as it shows not least of all the stunning detail of the reflection and the blue hour twilight just before darkness fell.
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