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.
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.
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.