This composite shows the sliver of the sun before and after the eclipse and the appearance of the corona during totality. To see all the other entries into today’s challenge, visit Leanne Cole Photography.
This was the moment everyone was waiting for and the crowd cheered as the moon began to line up perfectly to block the sun. The corona began to shine around the moon’s dark circumference. Click, click, click and soon a tiny sliver of the sun reappeared. I heard a man’s voice in the crowd say , “I’ve seen better.” I thought he was kidding, but later I learned that he had seen better, or at least he thought so. But that was a different eclipse in a faraway country at a previous time. For many people, including me, this was a first. We had all descended upon a small town in Wyoming to be right in the center of the umbra. Having no prior experience in solar photography, I fumbled around and came up with this image to share with you. This one is unfiltered, but I also photographed the various phases of the eclipse using a 20-stop solar filter.
The first image is a red rose blossom and buds captured at the Fullerton Arboretum in California. The second is a yellow dahlia in blossom at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens in Washington.
This is one of the many falls I photographed in eastern Australia. Despite Australia’s being described as a flat and dry continent, I saw abundant water tumbling from high places into deep gorges. To see more of today’s creative images, visit Leanne Cole Photography.
Today’s challenge theme is Season and I chose this first image to send to Leanne for the challenge. To see all of the creative entries in the challenge, visit Leanne Cole Photography.
The second image, taken in the same location in Colorado, is also monochromatic in appearance. I processed both images for a light, high key look.