Corona

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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.

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A Strange Twilight

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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.

Diamond Ring

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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.

When The Sun Sets

 

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Evening light highlights the clouds which are reflected in the still waters and enhancing the composition of light, sky, cloud and shoreline.

That Perfect Moment

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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.

Magical Skies

When the lakes are calm, they become mirrors, reflecting the real world above, creating magical effects to dazzle the eye and mind.

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BWCAW Canoe Trip

Recently I had the opportunity to spend several days in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  Although I have been there many times, this trip has to rank as having had the best weather I’ve ever experienced on a canoe trip.  Temps were in the mid-seventies, winds were light or nonexistent, it only rained once for just a brief but intense shower and the lakes were often like a mirror.  Come along as I revisit the route in a series of blog posts and dream of being there in person.