Monday, August 21, 2017

Viewing the Eclipse with Elyse's Class

Today was the solar eclipse that people have been anticipating for months, and the girls' school, JC Magill, invited families to come view it with their children. So I did.

I didn't get any pictures of the actual eclipse--taking good pictures of an eclipse requires an expensive filter, and I don't have one--but I got plenty of pictures of people looking at the eclipse:

In this picture, Elyse might look upset or worried, but she's just holding her eclipse glasses tight to her head to make sure none of the deadly eclipse rays get in her eyes and blind her:

It didn't get nighttime-dark, but it did get unusually dark for 2:30 in the afternoon:

It was dark enough for a few minutes that, to get what it considered a good exposure, my camera's shutter speed was 1/4th of a second, too slow to handhold and get good focus, but just right for blurry artistic shots like this:

(In most of the other pictures, I had the ISO setting pretty high so the shutter speed could be faster, hence the lack of blur in them.)

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