Our little town in Idaho is smack dab in the path of totality of the Total Solar Eclipse USA 2017. We've been inundated with info and warnings for months. All rooms are sold out including Air B&B's. Did we ask for this? NO. Although I admit it IS exciting to think of being able to view the show from the comfort of our own backyard with cold drinks available in our fridge and the aroma of barbecue in the air. Yes, we're hosting an Eclipse Party.
In anticipation I've purchased a solar filter for my camera and have been playing around with shooting the sun.
This one is a sample of over-exposure on a clear day before being nearly socked in by wildfire smoke.
This one is under-exposed with smoke. Can't move the smoke any more than we can move the sun.
This one looks okay to me, even with smoke. Hope the air clears before the big day, but even if it rains we'll be glad the air is being cleaned out and we'll just move the party inside.
Special thanks to the firefighters for all they do to save timber, wildlife and property at the risk of their own lives.