So unless you live under a rock, you probably heard that there was a solar eclipse today. I admit, I wasn't super excited about it and a little nervous about the possibility of going blind (mostly for my children) but when we visited Asheville last week, we stopped at the visitor's center at the Blue Ridge Parkway and they had information about the solar eclipse. It was interesting to read all the information they had about it and as a bonus, we were lucky enough to get solar glasses for free at the visitor's center. Today, I built the glasses into paper plates for extra protection (a huge thank you to the crafty person to think this up!) and when the eclipse started, it got exciting!
This is when I was kicking myself for not buying a filter to photograph such a unique event. Once we had less sun exposure (and thus less heat so I wouldn't melt my camera with the magnification from the lens) I guessed on some camera settings and aimed and hit the button quickly without looking. Shockingly, I only missed a couple times and made very few adjustments on my camera since I knew time was limited!
Before you judge, I know these are not the best pictures you will see nor are they my best work. However, it's not every day this happens so I thought I would share what I did capture so if you didn't get to see what happened outside today, this was it!
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