Eclipse 2017

An off-center photo of the 2017 eclipse’s totality. Taken by me in the Great Smoky Mountains.

I am insanely grateful right now for all of the things that aligned to get Jon and I here, at this moment, for this thing, the day before our wedding anniversary, with the equipment we needed to get a photo like the above. I mean, sure, most of it was not an accident. But some of it was, like the fact that we had a perfect comfortable vantage point from where we were staying, and the fact that the weather was perfect, and the fact that neither of us felt poorly or physically unable to look up (since the latter used to be an issue in the later days of my herniated discs). I feel additionally lucky that I have a few shots that actually show solar flares! Really exciting stuff.