Solar Eclipse 2017

The full sun is surrounded by bracketed exposures to highlight the wealth of the visual experience during a total solar eclipse.  Nikon D500 with Sigma 120-400 4.5-5.6 APO HSM and Sigma 2x EX teleconverter at 800mm, f/11, ISO 400.  Composite created from original photos and assembled in Adobe Photoshop. Introduction             You know, there are lots of thing on people’s bucket lists.   There’s a whole movie about it.   Some of them are pretty lame, by the way.     You can go to any number of “lists” and see some of the ridiculousness there.   There are others that are truly notable.   Really amazing.   Natural Wonders of the World!   And although we are fond of saying things like “it’s not a competition,” maybe it should be.   Maybe it should be.   Some things are just better than everything else. One of the items on my mother’s bucket list has been to view a total solar eclipse.   It’s always been there, and by proxy, has also been on mine.   Her father, my