A Crescent Sun

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    After a morning of steady drizzle, early in the afternoon the sun had managed to poke thru the clouds enough to give me hope that the eclipse might be partially visible. But soon the sky grayed over and we settled into the couch to watch a movie during which the sky grew darker with clouds. When the movie ended it was just past maximum eclipse and as I headed into the kitchen I noticed a spot of sunlight on the floor coming in thru the window in the top of our west facing front door. After taking a quick peek outside with some safely sun filter binoculars, grabbed the camera and took a series of exposures. The clouds changed quickly making bracketing the shots more potluck than consistent but luckily I managed to capture a couple where the sun was not overexposed but there was still some detail in the surrounding clouds and a silhouette of the trees was still visible. Lightbox view. N62553

    Filmshooter43, Sarah.Lynch, and 8 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Filmshooter43 35 months ago | reply

      Way cool, we had heavy drizzle all day here. This is a keeper shot for sure, a rare treat.

    2. Andrew Kumler 35 months ago | reply

      Very nice capture here.

    3. Jason (Audrey's Dad) 35 months ago | reply

      Very cool, it never broke through the clouds at my house, just noticed the dimming.

    4. Jeremiah Leipold 35 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing Victor, it just rained all day in Troutdale it had no chance.

    5. William (tectum macula) Walsh 35 months ago | reply

      I missed it all. Great shot here!

    6. hikestersonian 35 months ago | reply

      Ethereal looking!

    7. victorvonsalza 35 months ago | reply

      Thanks Keith, Andrew, Dan, Jason, Donna, William, Shirley, David, Mushyr, and Justin.

    8. Gregg Barrett 35 months ago | reply

      Down here at the 21st parallel, we only had 10% coverage at the peak. It wasn't even worth making a pinhole shoebox for it... :( I knew you'd be out there, tho. Great shot

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