Eclipse Images Notes – The sun cannot be photographed directly without risking damage to a camera sensor. In this case a 9X neutral density filter together with a polarizing filter were used. This pretty much isolates the sun in what appears as an almost night sky. The images are an intimate view of our home star. The dark spots in the solar disc are active sun spots. Images were processed in Lightroom to maximize definition. Most were processed as black and white. Color images were left true as filtered (without modifying temperature) with a bit of increase on saturation and vibrance. The sun is said to actually be a green star… moving into yellow as filtered by the earth’s atmosphere. In some of the images from the event, which were not put directly into this post (viewable if you select an image by double clicking and then moving through the blog image scroll) the color around the sun was in fact a deeper yellow green, particularly with saturation increased to exaggerate primary tones.