Saturday, May 26, 2012

Solar Eclipse Annular Shadows

Talk about being in the right place at the right time-we got to witness the solar eclipse on Sunday with unobstructed views and clear skies! My friend used one of his photo filters for viewing and taking pictures (we didn't have fancy equipment)-he used a #88 filter and it was perfect!

I did post more about the eclipse in a previous post (you can see my sun shots there).

What was unexpected, though, as we were ooohing and aaaahing when it hit the annular phase (the ring of fire) was when my husband shouted out, 'look at all the circles on the wall here!' We did not realized what strange shadows would be cast from the eclipse.

Pretty cool stuff, huh?

Here's the rest of the wall.

It's when I saw all these shadows that I went shutter crazy! I've just posted what I think is a good representation.

This is also Memorial Day Weekend, so I thought it befitting to post some images from our Memorial Day Parade here in Rio Rancho:

I believe that is called the color guard parading down Southern Blvd. with the flag.

Honestly, I feel so doggone guilty sometimes because most of our days here in New Mexico are ridiculously sunny and full of wonderful shadows all day long. I say this because I know many of you don't live where cloudy days on end are considered highly unusual.

I will be away from computer access this weekend-I'll be lucky enough to link up with my fellow SSS'rs, but please do leave a comment and I will get to visiting you back on Monday.

"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see." (Martin Luther King)

Every week, a group of us from around the world post our shadow shots over at Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted! You can view all of my 2011 Shadow Shot Sunday images on my Flickr account. Click here to view them.


Sylvia K said...

Terrific shadow shots for the day, Paula! Great variety, too! Love the holiday ones! Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Enjoy!

Ralph said...

The wall looks like it was painted in southwest colors with a sponge, one dab at a time culminating in a work of natural art - posted in an outdoor gallery...

Ah, Rio Rancho in particular and NM in general, is beautiful. You need not apologize for your glorious climate - sun can be beautiful, you are allowed to bask in its warm glow!

Happy Memorial Day as we never the sacrifice others made to live in a wonderful and free country!

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful shadows! :)

Kelly said...

Wow!! The shadow designs on the wall are so neat!! You find some of the best shadows! Enjoy your weekend. :)

MyMaracas said...

OK. You win. LOL - Best Shadow Shot of the week!

I saw that effect once during an eclipse many years ago, and it. is. AMAZING.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

What amazing shadows Paula! Thank your husband for noticing them for us :) Have a great Memorial Weekend ~ enjoy!!

chubskulit said...

These are delightful captures Paula. Have a great memorial celebration!

Gemma Wiseman said...

The eclipse shadows look as if some shell fish has had a busy day marking his identity! fascinating tones and shapes! Beautiful colour tones!

Catherine said...

what a great sequence - love those eclipse shots...

Island Rambles Blog said...

great idea to do the eclipse shots like that....always love a parade also!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The shadow under the flag even has a tinge of color!

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