Eclipse Shadow Photos

Laurie says:

These are my first pass on the photos I took at the total eclipse on August 21st.

I took a lot of photos and many of them look like good art on first pass. But this is going to take a while, so I decided to post these now. Except for a minuscule amount of cropping they are exactly as they were shot. There is no other use of Photoshop.

When there is an eclipse, the shadows of the leaves reflect the shadowing of the sun like a pinhole camera. I had seen this in a partial eclipse in San Francisco and I knew that if I was in the right spot I wanted to photograph them. This is a snapshot of where I was. The trees had red leaves and the shadows were perfect.

Close to Totality

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TOTALITY

 

After the Totality


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More to come when I have more time to work on this. It was an amazing photographic experience for me.

Patterns From The Air

Laurie says:

I’ve been interested recently in pattern photos. Witness my shadow pictures. The iPhone camera has in some ways changed my relationship with my photography.  It gives me a spontaneity that I’m enjoying.  My work is usually deeply pleasurable but very considered.

I took the images below on the plane going to San Antonio a few weeks ago.

This was taken flying over the great American desert.

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This is a pattern in the Northern California delta.

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And this is also the  great American desert.
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I think the first of the images might very well be part of Memory Landscapes.