Monday, August 21, 2017

Eclipsed!

We were blessed to live in "the path of totality." One million visitors were expected to flood the central swath of Oregon to witness this celestial event, and we didn't have to go anywhere! I alternated between looking through my eclipse glasses, and pointing my camera through a lens of the glasses and looking at the viewfinder. My modest little Panasonic Lumix didn't do too bad at capturing some memorable moments. ;-)












The changes in the color and intensity of light fascinated me. This photo looks like early sunset, but the shadows are going in the wrong direction for that:

Brian alternated between watching, and jumping on the trampoline:

That's it for an awesome day at . . .

13 comments:

Retired Knitter said...

Wow. You were lucky. We were in the 80 percent area and even with that ... we had mostly clouds. Only a small amount of shading. Would not have noticed anything different normally. Great pictures.

Susan said...

We didn't get anywhere near the total effect that you did - wonderful photographs!

Florida Farm Girl said...

Wasn't it a wonderful experience? We were in totality here for almost 2 minutes. Loved every second of the whole thing. I'm glad you got some pictures to mark the event.

Mokihana said...

Fabulous photos!! You got some great shots...I wish now that I'd taken my Canon and tried with the lenses...

We got about 99.6% here... security lights came on, birds stopped flying...but it was amazing how much light there was with just a sliver of sun.

Thanks for the photos.

Mama Pea said...

You captured some awesome photos! Here in northern Minnesota, we had heavy cloud cover which didn't really change during the whole event. I felt sorry for folks who spent money to get to a location where it was hyped to be spectacular . . . but wasn't because of uncooperative weather conditions.

Donna said...

Awesome eclipse photos!

Theresa said...

Wonderful pics! We were only about 93%. It did not get dark and the smoke was awful.

Leigh said...

You got 100% too! Wasn't it great. Your photos look like mine (on my blog header :) but I didn't get as many. Such a once in a lifetime experience. Truly amazing.

Unknown said...

this is amazing post. thanks for sharing!

Maggie said...

Wow fabulous pics! X

thecrazysheeplady said...

Great shots!!!

Claire MW said...

Amazing pictures Michelle - you were in the right place at the right time! Here, they said the sky darkened very slightly around 2 pm. I didn't notice at all. There is another totality in 202? (I forget) that is supposed to be right over our province, so maybe I'll see that one.

Unknown said...

I'm glad you got some pictures to mark the event.


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