Great American Eclipse 2017 - Photography and Digital Scrapbook Design by Michele Kendzie

Michele Kendzie, Photographer, Scrapbook Designer, and Mom of Three Unschoolers in Fredericksburg, Virginia

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My View of The Eclipse From My Backyard

After looking through the eclipse glasses (and having watched NASA's livestream of the eclipse in Oregon and Montana) I was so excited I decided I did want to try to photograph it after all. I tore one of my eclipse glasses in half and removed the ear piece, then taped the lens to a double layer of aluminum foil with an opening cute out for the eclipse safety lens. I focused on the tall trees with my settings at f/22 1/320 sec and ISO200 and shot this. Just one shot and I was happy. I don't think I could have done any better than this, considering my little Rebel DSLR, 50mm lens, and makeshift filter.