Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My Version of an Eclipse

Thank you so much for your well wishes! I am starting to feel a bit better. The new medication is making me very sleepy, but at least I'm catching up on my rest.

As you know, I generally avoid the sun. If I’m outside, I’m wearing big dark glasses and a hat, and running for the shady side of the house. So in spite of fond memories of making pinhole viewers in primary school, I wasn’t that interested in viewing Sunday’s eclipse directly. Still, I couldn’t resist going out to see what kind of light and shade patterns might be created by the solar phenomenon.

I was well rewarded!
 Thousands of crescent shapes were projected onto every surface in the neighborhood, as though the sun were shining through a wall of coke bottles.

Where the light filtered through branches, it gave a lovely Japanese brushstroke effect.
In some places it looked like a ghostly crowd of people waiting for something. 
Drama!
Did you get a chance to see the eclipse?
Katrina

5 comments:

  1. Those are amazing! I've seen a few photos of the eclipse, but I love your unique way of capturing it. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait a few years to see a solar eclipse here on the East Coast.

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  2. Fascinating images. No eclipse for us over here so extra thanks for sharing.

    Glad to hear you're on the mend. Take care, Susan

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  3. These are really fascinating to see!
    As Snippa says we missed out unfortunately.

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  4. I did not see it, so extra thanks for posting your really neat images. So glad you are feeling better!

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  5. It was not visible here, but I've enjoyed the various pictures that I've seen. Yours are delightful!

    I hope that you are feeling better soon!

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