Many lessons of chasing the eclipse for us first-timers. Months ago we decided not to make major purchases to photograph the thing, to just enjoy the experience.
Still, we had inexpensive filters, and we photographed. Main tripod left in Dallas to avoid paying a lot extra to fly; a borrowed tripod held the GoPro (which was a poor choice; gotta work on that for time-lapse). So the best photos I got were hand-held.
And fuzzy as a result, I think.
The most interesting thing to me was the brilliant red beads during totality, where (if I recall correctly) the Sun peeks through the mountains of the Moon. I did get a couple shots to show that.
Photographs to remind us of the great experience of joining millions of other people to watch a spectacular astronomical event, brought to us by science.
Did anyone at your house go blind? Ready for 2024?
Did you stay at home for the eclipse? Did you travel? What did you see and hear?