We got very lucky at Ellis Beach near Palm Cove in the tropical North Queensland in the morning of November 14th, 2012. Half a n hour before the total solar eclipse the Sun was very well hidden behind a stubborn cloud, which did not seem to move anywhere. However, just before the totality phase the cloud moved and the Sun cleared just in time for us to witness the most thrilling astronomical event – the total solar eclipse.
Thanks to Promote DSLR controllers I was able to enjoy the visual show whilst three cameras clicked through the pre-programmed eclipse sequences.
The image above closely resembles what we saw just moments before the beginning of the totality phase – the “diamond ring” effect, where a small portion of the Sun is still showing.
I still have lots of images to go through and below is just a small sample of images I took during the eclipse.