Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee
left home at 4:00 to beat the traffic. As I drove through Gallatin
there were already signs for Eclipse Parking and the pre-dawn bustle
of utility vehicles.
The dawn broke as I traveled, unraveling what was to be an unparalleled
My first picture was of a bull in a dawn landscape (5:50 am), then
I arrived at my friend Jeff
Poppen's farm. It was too early to find people not yet awake,
so I parked by the creek, immersed myself, then wandered the farm
with my cameras as the early morning dew glistened, refreshing petals
and leaves and my feet.
Fast forward to the Eclipse farm party, where friends and farm hands
gathered to eat and stare at the sun with Solar Glasses.
I hiked up to a top pasture/ garden where I stood alone watching the
changing light. I shot a series of landscapes as the light changed.
I snapped this moonscape, not trying to compete with the hundreds
of photographers who would capture the eclipse in detail.
The day unfolded with shades of light and dark, intermediary colours
and patterns, a stream of consciousness set of pictures from dawn
Some moments are just to be savoured! Embrace the lunar transition