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My Rendition of the 2017 Eclipse

I wasn’t even sure I was going to shoot the eclipse. I wanted to capture the landscape and how it changed. I was hoping that though we’d still have about 10% of light, there would be somewhat of a 360 degree sunset like for the areas of totality. I wasn’t really sure what to expect for western South Dakota.  It had rained and was cloudy but the sky broke through near peak time and this is was I was able to create.

Due to the limitation of my equipment, this image is a composite of two images. I don’t normally do that, but I wanted the sun to appear larger in the sky. Artistic expression is allowed in photography. 😉 
Both images were taken back to back. I used my darkest ND filter to protect my lens and shot in Live View mode to protect my eyes from looking directly through magnified glass.

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