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New Cat's Eye
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Message 21 of 103 (817924)
08-21-2017 4:04 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Tanypteryx
08-16-2017 7:24 PM

Re: The Eclipse Conspiracy
How many here are planning to view the eclipse on August 21?
I drove about an hour south to get in the middle of the path of totality (from the ~99% area I was coming from). I think it was worth it.
Even when there was just a sliver of a toenail of the sun still showing, it was still too bright to look at. Once totality hit, you could take the glasses off and look right at it. It was amazing.
As it started to get darker, it was really cool. I dunno if you've (the proverbial you, I know you have, Tany) played with digitally altering images, but two things came to mine: brightness and color saturation... So, as it was getting "darker", it didn't look so much like someone was reducing the brightness of what I could see, but rather it was like the color saturation was gradually decreasing while the brightness didn't change much.
It wasn't like it looks when nighttime approaches and everything just gradually gets darker, everything just got less vivid and more grey-ish, while you could still see well with the level of light that was out.
Kinda hard to describe, but totally awesome and something I've never seen before.
When totality did hit, it did just get really dark like nighttime. A car was driving by and they had to turn on their headlights. It did look like a sunset in 360 with dark sky above. And the actual eclipse during totality looked just like the pictures on the internet. Big dark circle with a white halo around it.
I don't think it would have been the same at 99% - as I said, even when it was just a sliver, it was still yellow and still too bright.
That totality tho!
10 out of 10 - would do again.

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New Cat's Eye
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Message 25 of 103 (817981)
08-22-2017 11:18 AM
Reply to: Message 22 by Tanypteryx
08-21-2017 8:59 PM

Re: The Eclipse Conspiracy
I'm glad you enjoyed it. I have to say it is one of the most moving experiences I have ever had.
I was baffled and amazed - I loved it. Not to be conceited, but that doesn't happy like that very often.
Thanks for the awesome pictures! I spent my time during the eclipse trying to keep my jaw off the ground while I took it all in and didn't really care that much to take pictures. I figured that there would be better photographers with better equipment taking waaay better pictures than I was even capable of - and you just proved it.
I mean, I didn't not take any pictures, but it wasn't a priority and I didn't care about getting good ones.
I do have a cool video playing with the crazy lens flairs I was getting in my cellphone camera. I'll get it on youtube one of these days and I'll drop a link here.

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New Cat's Eye
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Message 29 of 103 (818009)
08-22-2017 3:13 PM
Reply to: Message 28 by Tanypteryx
08-22-2017 3:06 PM

Re: The Eclipse Conspiracy
Hey, talk nerdy to me

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