Taking good photos of a solar eclipse strikes me as a pretty tricky thing to get right – after all, it’s not like you get that many opportunities to practise. However, someone at work today drew my attention to a recent image that’s several cuts above. Take a look:
And note that the window of opportunity to get the shot was less than 1 second… M. Legault has got something rather special!
edit: and now, having done a bit more research, it turns out this isn’t the first time!
http://legault.perso.sfr.fr/iss_atlantis_2010.jpg shows the International Space Station in line with the Sun, just as the Space Shuttle Atlantis is about to dock… more like 0.5 seconds opportunity this time. Incredible.