|Annular Solar Eclipse 2012 Tahoe|
|Lakeside Beach, South Lake Tahoe, CA|
Apparently it can be tricky and your not supposed to do it, so I can't recommend you try it, but at the last minute I made a filter and it actually worked really good. I took a piece of glass and coated it with layer, after layer, after layer of soot from an ordinary disposable BIC lighter until it was dark, and it worked good enough to get some really wonderful pictures of the Annular solar eclipse from South Lake Tahoe. We shared our homemade with other folks on the beach and they were impressed with the simple DIY filter.
Jack and I really enjoyed the whole event. Hope you enjoy my photos of the eclipse, I used a Canon Powershot SX230 HS for all the annular solar eclipse photos here. It's actually a really amazing camera if you learn how to use it. Thanks to it's powerful 14x optical zoom and shutter priority mode, I also like it for shooting concert photos.
|Almost Peak Annular Solar Eclipse|
|The Peak of the Eclipse from South Lake Tahoe|
|The Solar Eclipse Past it's Peak.|