Cloudy, but still amazing – #Eclipse2017 / #SolarEclipse2017 – View from Totality

So, I managed to get a couple decent pix.

This morning I was convinced I was doomed, but honestly, things came out OK.  There were scattered clouds during the actual event, but nothing like my first steps outside around 10:00am…

Eclipse2017 - Doomed
Rainy Day – Are we going to see much?

As we crept closer and closer to totality, I could see that being within the umbra was going to mean some big changes visually…lol  The temperature dropped a solid dozen or so degrees, and all of a sudden at 1:08pm, it was like we were much closer to 9:08pm.  It wasn’t dark, but it was certainly much closer to twilight than the middle of any afternoon – rainy or not.

So, here’s our sun…doing its thing and being all solar.

And our moon…well, it’s just trolling…:)

More to come after I get things processed.

So far, this seems to be everyone’s favorite…:)

Someday I will figure out how to use this.

I was a whiz with the D70, but wow – this new D7200 has a lot of buttons I’ve never even thought of touching.  Everything today worth mentioning was shot with the D7200 and my ever faithful Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 AF-D NIKKOR ED.  This is a lens worth fighting for, and thankfully it can also be used as a weapon.