|plates holding the glasses makes it better for kids|
|the sun was coming through clearly - three sunspots easily visible|
|hope the clouds don't get thicker|
|still looking not too bad...|
|the wall of darkness comes|
And here it is in slideshow form:
360 degree sunset colors:
And almost just like that it was over.
Camp life continued for three families. The rest reported 10-12 hour drives back home.
|kids love those inflatable couches|
The next day we packed up camp and rounded up the last traces of our occupation. We can honestly say that we left the place cleaner than when we found it thanks. You might think that's impossible, weren't we in a pristine area untouched by people. Oh no. Some yahoo(s) had left cans and bullet cartridge cases and broken glass up on one of the ridges. So when we policed the area and picked up every teeny tiny piece of foreign debris, we were making sure that our camp was indeed cleaner than when we got there.
|and then we left|
|out traffic the day after the eclipse - can you say "Zip?"|
What I later figured out was that since I was never going to use the video as video, I should have simply done everything as long sequential photo shoot, taking a frame once a second (10 minutes at 60 photos per minute would have been 600 frames). Examining sun photos later also showed that the RAW files were much better than the JPEGs so I should have shot the sequence in just RAW + low rez jpeg. As far as audio, the winds picked up and the 6k audio is dominated by that. I could have simply recorded audio with another device like my phone. Live and learn.