During the recent eclipse I didn’t even attempt to take any pictures. Where we live it would have only been a partial eclipse and I don’t have the right equipment. To be honest I wasn’t much afflicted by ‘eclipse mania’. Frankly, I didn’t find it all that interesting.

However, my wife wanted to watch it and we hadn’t planned well enough to have the appropriate glasses. Understanding that you should not look directly at it I made a home made pinhole projector out of a cereal box. When you looked through the hole in the top you could see a bright dot projected onto a piece of paper on the bottom of the box. As the eclipse progressed you could make a dark chunk eating into the bright dot. It worked, but it was hardly spectacular.

The light during the eclipse was quite special though and I took advantage of it to take these pictures of some of my wife’s roses.

Taken with a Sony Alpha A77II and Minolta 50mm f1.7 lens.

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