Solar Eclipse 2017 // Part Three

by Yoshi Saura August. 21, 2017 140 views

The next morning we woke up very early, probably the earliest I had been up in a very long while.

August 21st, 2016, the day of the solar eclipse! And more importantly, Underpowered's birthday.

Originally we had chosen a spot to view the eclipse, but quickly realized that even in the crack of dawn we arrived too late. People had been camping out over night securing the best viewing spots.

A little discouraged, we hurriedly traveled around the surrounding area until we happened upon this random tucked away spot; Mann Creek ReservoirI initially hadn't come very prepared. I didn't have the proper equipment to photograph the eclipse, and I hadn't really planned on it. It wasn't until moments before that I realized how much I wished I could at least try and photograph it.

Using some black wire tape and a cheap $2 pair of mountain dew cardboard solar eclipse glasses, I made a covering for my Nikon D750, and pointed it at the sun.

I initially hadn't come very prepared. I didn't have the proper equipment to photograph the eclipse, and I hadn't really planned on it. It wasn't until moments before that I realized how much I wished I could at least try and photograph it.

Using some black wire tape and a cheap $2 pair of mountain dew cardboard solar eclipse glasses, I made a covering for my Nikon D750, and pointed it at the sun.

The above photo is a composition of the solar eclipse taken with my Nikon D750 and my Sony A7rii.

The eclipse was indeed everything that I had always imagined it would be.

And even though traffic was as bad if not worse than predicted, which made a seven hour car ride a lot longer, I would do it all again for the same result.

I would do it all again for one photograph of one short moment.

If you ever get the chance in life to go view the solar eclipse in person, I urge you to go!

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