I've been kinda quiet this month, i think because I posted almost every day last month, I was a little burned out.
But on Sunday, there was a "Ring of Fire" solar eclipse and we were in a near prime viewing location just north east of Sacramento. I didn't get any photos of it personally because unless you had a special filter it would ruin your camera, but we did have special viewing glasses and it was one of the most amazing things I've seen.
This photo shows exactly what we saw through those glasses. So cool!
I stole this pic from wiki (thanks to the photographer who shared!)
These are pics from Jimmy's cousin who used an old xray for a filter, which he admits probably wasn't good enough to block out the harmful rays but the photos are amazing!!
Check out the cool lens flare that shows the eclipse.
But since we didn't have a filter for our camera, we made do with shooting photos of the shadows the eclipse made on the ground...
It doesn't look like much if you have no idea what you're looking at, but this colander made a hundred different eclipse shadows in each of the holes. the crescent shape is made from the moon blocking the sun.
basically, we used the colander as a pinhole projector. It may seem silly, but it was a lot of fun and a really cool effect while viewing the eclipse.
Please check out wiki's link here for more detailed information and a lot of really cool photos.