Friday, March 20, 2015

Solar Eclipse, March 20th 2015 - South Lighthouse, Fair Isle, Shetland.

The Sun & the Moon.
It was twilight for a few minutes today, I thought the Lighthouse darkness censers could turn on? maybe lighting up the tower at one point? almost... I have never photographed an Eclipse before, so I really didn't know what I was doing... I turned the camera to the lowest ISO and the fastest shutter speed.. By the time I figured it out the clouds came rolling back in. I got a few interesting pictures and the video worked well but I didn't try it until late in the Eclipse cycle. enjoy!


Watch the video!

I photographed from the rocks and beach below the South Lighthouse near my artist studio.

Heaven's Above!

I though this was cool that the Sun was still too bright even mostly blocked by the Moon, but the Eclipse shape refracted else where in the photographs.

Again here I photographed the refracted Eclipse shape in the silhouette of the Lighthouse tower.

Black & White

Happy Equinox and Spring is Finally Here!


  1. Nice shoots!I Havent seen the total eclipse of the moon before..Here at my palace hehe..It was really nothing at all..I think it was raining too much!We really have bad weather again.

    Thanx for showing!Nice video:))

    1. Thank you Anita, I had to wait for breaks in the clouds myself, and the clouds worked a bit like filters. I'm happy to have seen some of it... after being totally clouded out on the awesome Aurora forecast a few days ago. Cheers Tommy

  2. Thanks for sharing your photo's .....

    Great to know Spring is finally here too - my favourite season.

    All the best Jan