The fires are burning in Central Washington but as anyone in the Seattle area will be glad to tell you, the air is full of ash and it’s all over the cars ( hey it’s also in our lungs but it’s all about priorities I guess ).
My dog, Hamish Macbeth, made no effort to ask to go out this morning(!) and when we did get out he spent most of his time asking to walk under trees and next to bushes and if he had to jump up a four foot wall to get near them, he did.
He didn’t want to be out in the open and he made that very clear to me.
I didn’t get why he was acting a bit strange because it was dark and I couldn’t see how much smoke and ash was in the air.
Because I followed Hamish Macbeth, I didn’t smell the smoke and we were covered by trees for most of our walk so for awhile I got to avoid the ash.
Lesson here is: listen to your dog when they insist on something.
When the Sun came up, we could see the Sun and the sky was/still is a weird orange color.
These aren’t the most sexy Eclipse 2017 pictures you’ll see but they are interesting.
I stood in the same spot and went back every ten minutes to take a picture of the Sun. Because you can’t look at the Sun ( duh) I had to shoot without looking into the camera.
I didn’t know what I would get, but I figured it would be cool.
When I went back and looked at the pictures in order you did see the sun in all of it’s Glory- I didn’t capture the disk, but you can see it get smaller and you can see the sky around it getting a shade darker.
The temperature also dropped a bit.
The birds all went crazy. The crows and pigeons flew around in crazy circles before getting their bearings and heading off to call it a day. It wasn’t dark, but it did look like it was late in the afternoon/early evening.
Also the shadows distorted, which was kind of creepy.
In the last picture in this post, which I took just before the Eclipse was ‘over’ at 10:24, you can see an interesting camera artifact- it’s a purple orb in the top left hand corner.
In case your curious, I watched it from below street level next to the tracks at the King Street Station which was awesome because I didn’t have to talk to anyone.
I’ve been going through Pictures on my FB newsfeed and I guess these photos ARE lame and not very interesting.
But I can say I was there, I wore my Eclipse Glasses and experienced my first Solar Eclipse.