Just cool pictures today.  :-)

Even though the eclipse started off when it was still daylight out here in Seattle, it got dark enough to get some nice shots off of my front porch.

Here’s the rig used to get these:

(Canon 5DmkII, 70-200mm f/2.8 IS mkII + x2 teleconverter)

The biggest challenge I had was figuring out how long of an exposure I could get without getting star-trails from the rotation of the earth. Answer: Anything longer that 2s with a 400mm lens wasn’t good enough for me. My best shot was 1.3s.

In comparison, here’s what it looked like with my iPhone 6S:

(Yes, completely unfair, I admit)