Day 233...Eclipse Day

by Russell Smith August. 21, 2017 910 views

To have saw the total eclipse I would have ventured 5.2 miles north east. I was ok with a 99.2% or so eclipse.

Cloud Cover

Cloud Cover

This was the view when the event first started happening . I was kinda bummed . Total cloud cover of my ..... Well If nothing else I was able to take this picture.

Then the clouds blew through and we were left with sunny weather. Next thought was hey dummy the clouds were acting as a diffuser that allowed me to use live view and take pictures leading up to the full or near full eclipse. I was fortunate enough to have a neighbor with a welding hood and he was kind enough to let me use it from time to time to view the sun.

Total or Near total Eclipse for me

Total or Near total Eclipse for me

The moon covered enough of the sun that I felt reasonably certain that my sensor would not be fried . I was able to get this shot before the moon started moving again . Overall while we did not have total darkness compared to Columbia or Charleston it was an experience I will remember for ages to come. I do thank you for spending a few moments with me on my journey.

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Jay Boggess 3 years, 3 months ago

WOW! Glad you got to see it & share it! Thanks!

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Russell Smith Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 3 months ago

:) thank you .

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Antonio Gil 3 years, 3 months ago

#2 is amazing. Great work Russel

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Russell Smith Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 3 months ago

It was an amazing experience .

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Heike 3 years, 3 months ago

Really great captured !

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Russell Smith Replied to Heike 3 years, 3 months ago

smile I appreciate it

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Stephanie Hyde 3 years, 3 months ago

These are awesome!  Well done...

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Russell Smith Replied to Stephanie Hyde 3 years, 3 months ago

Thank you .

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Tawnya Boe 3 years, 3 months ago

Hey this turned out great!  I love #2! NICE WORKS!  Print these and hang them on the wall! (We had hard rain here, but my hubby took out his hood and goggles too, just in case. )

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Russell Smith Replied to Tawnya Boe 3 years, 3 months ago

Thank you. My goggles were at my wifes work . The welding hood worked quite well but did give a greenish cast to the image. It rained about an hour after the event overall it was the first time in 2 years I was able to photograph a celestial event . Clouds have been the bane of previous attempts.

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