All the research I did leading up to the eclipse mentioned a few key elements to try and capture while photographing totality. Obviously the corona, but also the diamond ring, solar prominences and Bailey’s beads. It’s difficult to say if I captured Bailey’s beads, but I think I have the other three, with the diamond in a previous image. Although cliche, I’m hoping to assemble a panorama of the entire eclipse one of these days.
The darkness of totality. Disclaimer: because my Sony RX100 blew out the sun, which blotted out the moon, I placed a black disc in it’s place to simulate the eclipse. What I hope to convey is how dark it got during the time of totality. The rest of the image is un-retouched.
Shot from John Neal Memorial County Park in Lyons, Oregon, where we shared the event with hundreds of other eclipse watchers. It was a phenomenal experience, made all the more so being with so many others. Certainly not something I will ever forget. By the way, photos do not do it justice, it’s so much more intense in person. I can see why people become eclipse chasers, I’m already thinking about the next total eclipse in 2024, and possibly the annular eclipse in 2023.
Canon 5D Mk2, Canon 70-200mm 2.8 lens, Tamron-F AF 2X Tele-Converter,
ISO 100, 400mm, f/11, 1/30 sec.
Evening light highlights the clouds which are reflected in the still waters and enhancing the composition of light, sky, cloud and shoreline.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, I not going to try to come up with the right ones so feel free to find the ones that work best for you.
When the lakes are calm, they become mirrors, reflecting the real world above, creating magical effects to dazzle the eye and mind.