On July 22, there was a total solar eclipse, just south of Korea, & in Seoul, 80% of the sun was obscured by the moon. What you see here, are the crescents of the remaining sun's sphere, at the peak of the eclipse, as refracted through dozens of leaves, on branches of trees, above the pavement. It is not recommended that anyone look at the sun directly. Like a magnifying glass, the sunlight will be focussed on the back of your retina, & burn it, causing permanent eye damage. I thought this was a novel way of 'seeing' the eclipse, without any eye damage. The same effect can be created by crossing your fingers at a 90 degree angle, in a cross hash # formation.
More info Here.
And here's a link to a global map, of future total eclipses (excluding July 22 2009 & earlier):
"• July 11, 2010: Cruise to Tahiti or watch from Easter Island, Chile, or Argentina
• November 13, 2012: Visible from north central Australia to the Great Barrier Reef
• March 9, 2016: Crosses Indonesia—Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, and Halmahera
• August 21, 2017: Sweeps a 70-mile-wide path across the United States, moving across Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina"
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Budapestman (82620) 2009-10-26 4:38
Special photo... A lot to discover everything believe on the photo... but, how this is? I see the stars and the foliages, the others details are recognisable difficultly (for me). Picture with mysterious mood. Interesting impression of this event, indeed.
Have a nice week!
snunney (107513) 2009-10-26 4:44
An interesting and unusual image though I would have had no idea what it depicted without the benefit of your note.
besnard (57264) 2009-10-26 4:51
Une image insolite et inédite d'un moment rare et inoubliable.
Merci pour ce témoignageet bonne journée.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2009-10-26 5:08
Strange and beautiful composition. It is an interesting capture in a unique event. I like the mysterious atmosphere created by the foliage in front of sky.
pierrefonds (71725) 2009-10-26 7:20
It is an unusual way to take a photo of an eclipse but a good way to avoid eye damage. When I saw the black lines, I thought they were tire tracks. Well done for a special event, Have a nice day.
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2009-10-26 8:17
Fantastic idea and work. Very nice lighting and a beautiful scene. Well done.
ymrk (15085) 2009-10-26 8:29
The shadows are seeming vesicular?Very interesting,and this had thougt well.Congratulations!
Silvio1953 (154173) 2009-10-26 12:11
Ciao Chris, splendid idea, fascinating composition like an abstract painting, very well done, ciao Silvio
Charo (51212) 2009-10-26 18:29
Really a very curious and interesting picture of the eclipse on the ground scattered with leaves.
Excellent note to document the image.
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-10-27 1:43
Amazing details in this fine picture of th Solar Eclipse
I like a lot the texture and how you framed it
Have a nice evening
Jonathan_Tree (0) 2009-10-27 15:43
Very sophisticated composition. Interesting topic. Original idea. Very good note. Original effect.