A new view of the Sun

Recently I wrote about making a solar filter for my camera but it’s taken a while to get round to using it. I had a quick go today, using my Canon 450D and a Tokina 400mm f/5.6 lens. The results are a bit iffy – there were massive problems with internal reflections in the lens […]

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Making a solar filter

I wanted a solar filter for my camera, for safe observation and photography of the sun. Typically these filters have an optical density of OD 5.0, which for photographers is ND 100,000. This means that only 0.001% of light is allowed through the filter. You can buy pre-made solar filters, but they are expensive and […]

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Merging my blogs

Anyone who has come to this page either from photos.jonathangazeley.com or blog.jonathangazeley.com will notice I’ve now merged the two blogs in a single site called http://www.jonathangazeley.com. For now there are automatic redirects in place, and my RSS feed and all historic links will continue to work. But please do change your bookmarks, and if you […]

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Edmund & Lara

Today the family assembled themselves and went to a christening. I didn’t take any photos of the christening itself, but after the service I tried to take a few pictures since it’s rare that we are all together and dressed smartly. My camera really struggled in the dimly-lit church and most of the photos were […]

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