Footprints of the Sun – 2017 Solar Eclipse at Smith Rock State Park



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The 2017 Solar Eclipse was quite the event to experience! We traveled to central Oregon since the weather was forecast to be clear. We spent a few days hiking around Smith Rock State Park to determine where we wanted to shoot this unique event. I wanted to capture the different phases of the eclipse as part of a composition so I needed to get somewhere that gave me a clear view of the sky. I chose Asterisk Pass since it gave a great view of the bend in the river along with a good view of the sky. I shot a panorama of the park during different phases of the eclipse so I could see what lighting was the best. I also shot closeups of the sun with a telephoto so I would have high resolution pictures to work with. What an awesome experience and I’m so glad to have been able to capture it!