052/365 - Totality

Today was the big day for the August 21 total eclipse and I don’t think it could have gone much better. We had some clouds early on but they wafted out and left us with a patch of nice blue sky. 

Totality was at 2:41 p.m. and it was quite dramatic. I told myself I wouldn’t bother trying to shoot images of the eclipse phases, but I really couldn’t help myself. I didn’t have the proper filter to be honest, but a nearly opaque Hoya R72 IR filter did the trick. I used a cheap 75-300mm zoom lens and a Canon Rebel XT for the phases. 

I didn’t get the “diamond ring effect” but oh well… I only have one set of hands and eyes.

Other shots were accomplished with my 5D2 and the 12mm Rokinon, and of course, I had my Fuji X100F out for some informal shots.


Looking Up

Lights in the Sky

048/365 - On her way

I’m way behind on editing images, including some from more than a week back, so I’ll quickly post one from last night. 

I gathered with former co-workers last night at a local bar to send Holly on her way to her new career. Our 5-person marketing and communications department at Columbia College was decimated when the school’s financial troubles came to light last year. None of the original team remains, and I don’t think that department even exists anymore.  


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