I originally started out the morning by heading to one of my favorite places to try and shoot the lunar eclipse, the 6th floor of Parking Structure 3 at Sac State. I really wanted to make the 6th floor, after all it was there during college that I really started to get into photography. Alas, the trees along the river have just grown too tall, and have almost completely obscured downtown from view.
I had to come up with somewhere else on the fly. Assuming roughly the same angle, and based on the city's grid pattern, I headed towards the east side of downtown. I had never been to the parking structure at Sutter Memorial, so I figure this would be as good of time as any. And who do I find at the top, none other but the "A Team"!
I guess it's true that great minds do think alike. The only problem was that mother nature is the greatest mind of all, and she would make it difficult for us to see any of the totality except for a few scant minutes.
The moon eventually disappeared completely under an atmospheric layer of sludge. The stagnant of air of a rain-less December coupled most likely with fireplace burning (it's been illegal for Sac County during the past week, but who would ever even know, there's no really good way of announcing it!), meant that the A team didn't have a full chance to get the Moon in all of its glory. Oh well, it was still worth standing around in sub-freezing temperatures and they still got some great shots! We even met a local barista up there that helped to warm the mood with some hot coffee, even though I don't drink coffee :/. The sun's light quickly began to fill the sky, and then it was off to work. Yeah, working Saturday's sucks, but this time it worked out pretty good.