This was such an awesome experience I wish I was able to share it with my kids. I’ll definitely make it a Family adventure during the next Solar Eclipse coming up.
I had now idea it would be both fun and exciting to watch and witness such an event. It definitely fits in that category of things that you would never expect to be so cool!
It’s almost as excilerating as watching the space shuttle launch. Almost!
Well, enjoy these photos…the next time I’ll be with my children and we’ll take lots of photo then too.
Eclipse day Hibiscus, we had a few Humming birds sipping the flowers as we stood by for the start of the eclipse.
Taking a few sun photos to practice with the exposures.
Getting some good shadowing even with direct sun.
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Testing out a filter…cool colors and can just make the moon.
There it is…the clouds are the best filter.
An even more impressive photo.
What an experience, the images are just getting even better.
You can just make out the edge of the sun as it peers through the clouds.
I like the way the filter is just off center.
The most incredible experience was the shadowy and blueish hue. It’s so hard to capture on film; yet, compare some of the photos and you’ll see what I mean.
Another effect that was strange; the clouds off in the distance were brighter than where we stood. It gave a sense of bad lighting in a painting, like the artist was trying too hard to make the clouds stand out.
Reds and blues seemed to pop a bit too.
Joe was testing out his shadow box.
Closer shot of Joe
Thomas Zerbarini testing out the cereal box indirect viewing machine.
The sun looked cool in the box; but, the cereal smell was making me hungry.
Blocking the sun with my hand and trying to view the shadow on the thin clouds above.
Check out the reflection in my glasses. You can also see how it’s all blueish and shadowy in the background.
Joe’s using his iPhone to snap a few.
Grass hopper hanging out. That’s what blew me away too, the mosquitos and dusk bugs came out in numbers, the wind died out and it was eerily quite for a while. Oh yea, and the temperature dropped about 7 degrees.
This blew me away. This scalloped effect was amazing. It’s the eclipse through the trees like you would view in the shadow box. Check out how small the sun sliver was.
First view through the solar eclipse glasses. Very Cool!
More eclipse through the trees.
More eclipse through the trees on the car.
It was getting dark in the neighborhood.
Almost maximum eclipse in Atlanta GA!
This was the darkest it got, equivalent to about 10 minutes after sunset.
From that wonderful Disney movie, The Robinsons. What a wonderful theme and message for youngsters and adults alike.
It’s okay and expected to make mistakes and goof things up from time to time. Growth and learning comes from those mistakes and moving forward, trying and trying again until we get it right or figure it out.