An Artificial Annular Eclipse


November 29, 1994

As it makes its way north and south with the seasons, the sun sets at a slightly different point on the horizon every evening. If you are in the right place at the right time, you can watch the sun set behind a variety of interesting foreground objects. I created this "eclipse" by positioning myself on an office building in El Segundo, California so that the sun would set directly behind a water tower.

Camera: Canon AE-1 35mm SLR, on tripod.
Film: Kodak Kodachrome 64 slide.
Lens: 600mm at f/11-16, 1/1000 second.
Scanned using a Nikon Coolscan LS-10E 35mm film scanner.

Revised: July 18, 1999
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