Monday, May 21, 2012

Eclipse

Last Saturday, I went to a local camera shop and saw an eyewear an being sold for the coming solar eclipse. After going home, I checked the details and found out that the phenomenon will happen on May 21, 2012, 0732H, Japan time. Perfect timing, I thought. Our company is celebrating its Foundation Day which means it's a holiday for us. Before going to bed on Sunday, I was having second thoughts whether to set the alarm or not. It was my chance to be lazy stay in bed until noon. But being a photography addict, I did set the clock and didn't have any regrets after seeing this. Sun and moon are strange bedfellows here.

  eclipse

Though at first I was disappointed as all I can see was clouds. Waking up early only to see the clouds is totally unacceptable. I don't have a choice. And since I'm already awake and thinking that there's no more chance to see the solar eclipse, I just decided to dry the laundry when I heard voices downstairs. Those were voices of amazement. Of awe. So, I thought may be the eclipse is visible now. I grabbed my camera and positioned myself at the terrace. Clicked the camera for about ten times but the clouds were blocking the sun from time to time.

The weather wasn't perfect but I'll take it. It was fun though. Ha ha!

'Til the next solar eclipse.

 /totomai
 2012/04/21

14 comments:

  1. This is a great shot! The clouds give it an eerie feeling, as if an eclipse isn't eerie enough. :)

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    1. Thanks Cathy. Was really disappointed when I saw the clouds, but later on I appreciated its effect.

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  2. Gorgeous! You couldn't have chosen a better pair for this prompt.

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  3. beautiful, John. I did not have an eyewear for it, and also was having some headaches, so I did not even bother to get out. But I am glad to be seeing images from the eclipse, hope next time, I would be able to witness it. The clouds added drama to your eclipse actually.

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    1. was thankful for the live viewer of D7000. i once promised not to look at the sun directly. :-)

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  4. it's so cool how you tied in this gorgeous picture with the theme

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  5. I just read this now bruh! Galing lang, as expected! ;) keep it up, up, up!!! :D

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