Wow, the Solar Eclipse was hard to capture. In the beginning because of the brightness of the sun all the captures my SO and I could get looked like this:
In the two pictures above the moon was just a small sliver of the sun… but then, as the fogged rolled in more, and the sun appeared smaller and smaller as the moon took over… we were finally able to capture what was happening:
This Solar Eclipse was truly memorable for me because I honestly it’s the first one where I could see the entire thing through. Back in middle school we were shown how to create the pin hole boxes to protect your eye sight during the solar eclipse, but I don’t actually recall seeing it as it happened. So, for me, this was my first documented solar eclipse to date.
It is said that this will be the last solar eclipse seen by Los Angeleno’s until 2071! So I was truly grateful for this experience, although bummed about the fog rolling in, it actually helped in order to capture the eclipse with our camera’s. It was pretty neat seeing all the high end telescopes that could truly capture the beauty of the eclipse. But in the end, we’re quite pleased with how we captured it ourselves.
For those that didn’t get to see it this year because of clouds I hope you enjoy my pictures. The solar eclipse took place on Sunday, May 20th from 5:24pm to 7:43pm PST time.