Photography is my calling.
Photography is my calling.
I bet there will be gazillions of people trying to catch the next solar eclipse in a couple of weeks. The anticipated event is set to have millions of dollars from tourists from Oregon to South Carolina. And it is only for 2 to 3 minutes to see it, but even though it's short, it's unique too.
To see the full totality of it, cities like Lincoln City, Salem, Madras and Baker City are where to be. We will only be able to see it as a partial eclipse at 99.3%. You can also travel at least to Waldport, Oregon to see it at 100%. Even though I will be trying my best to photograph it as a partial eclipse here in town when it happens, I thought it might be fun to create an "artistic composition" of it (pictured above).
So, for those of us remaining in Florence that day, having your solar eclipse glasses handy are a must! I bought ours at the store the other day so we're ready!
Will you be traveling to view the Eclipse?
We thought about going up north a bit, but I can't imagine what the traffic will be like on Highway 101, so we opted to stay in town. Still have to pick out our spot where to shoot it from. Kim and I have never seen an eclipse so this is something we're looking forward to!
If you're curious to know the path of the eclipse, I did some digging and found this interactive map (source: OregonLive.com). It will tell you the duration and timing of the eclipse for any point on the map, down to the millisecond (just note that all times there are in Universal Time, which is seven hours ahead of Pacific Time). And, check out this video below!
So, tell me...where will you be August 21st for the eclipse? Comment below!
Most people know how much I LOVE going out in the early mornings to photograph. I like to stop and get my morning cup of coffee and then I'm off to wherever I feel led to go.
Today, in the video above I was at Lilly Lake! Below is the shot I got! I think it should be renamed Lovely Lilly Lake!
I enjoy watching and photography blue herons come down and walk in the shallows in the mornings, hunting for fish. Video recorded July 24th!
Great egrets are also fun to watch and when I'm on the port, I'm looking out for them plus they're just a beautiful bird. I also like to pray in the truck as part of my routine. The air is cool and it feels so good. I thoroughly enjoy my mornings!
We had such a good time when we first went to the Aquarium in Newport that we really wanted to go again. Kim asked if I would like to go back on my birthday and of course I wasn't going to say no!
This is JoJo, the only pelican at the aquarium. Unfortunately she is not able to be set free in the wild because she can't fend for herself. The staff really love her and take good care of her though. She was so funny and even bowed at us! Kim really wanted to see her because pelicans are her favorite bird. The puffins are my favorite!
Some of these pics below are from our first trip mixed in!
"When I found photography, I found my purpose."
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