It was the possibility of darkness that made the day so bright. - Stephen King
During the eclipse, I took a couple of sequences of photographs, using the same exposure (same ISO, aperture and shutter speed) to record the changing light.
One series of images (shown above) captured the dramatic suddenness of nightfall - that final 30 seconds, from the time that someone cried out “here comes the shadow!” until totality. [all taken at ISO 400, F16, 1/20]
The other sequence (shown below) was taken during the long partial phase of the eclipse, from first contact until about 15 minutes before totality. With the sun at my back I simply snapped photos of the park, about every 10 or 15 minutes. To the naked eye, the gradual darkening was very subtle and not that noticeable for quite some time. The camera tells a different tale, showing the change in light more dramatically. [all taken at ISO 400, F16, 1/320]
In my blissed-out state I might have forgotten to record any video, but thank goodness my "trigger finger" continued to automatically click the shutter. These series tell an interesting story.
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