Although viewing the 2015 solar eclipse (technically a star) from the Netherlands was challenging, the clouds surrounding the sun and moon did add to the mysterioius and ominous feel of this spectacular and rare celestial event. I'm extremely grateful to have witnessed this.
For this piece, I've set up the D600 on a tripod and let it capture the passing of the eclipse along the trees on set intervals. It's actually a timelapse in one picture. After the eclipse, I've shot 'some' more pictures in multiple exposures of the environment to capture more detail.
In post-processing, I've then stitched and blended all the shots in Autopano Giga. After which, I've hand-blended the sun through the clouds using the exposures in which the sun punched through the thick blanket of clouds to give the sensation of time passing.
Fun fact: the export from Autopano was about 50GB in size and it took that amazing program 7 hours to export it...
'Occluded Eclipse' was captured using 360 exposures from 't Wed, Zuid-Kennemerland National Park, the Netherlands during the 2015 total solar eclipse with the D600 at 35mm.
1/800s | f/14 | ISO100