Monday, July 9, 2012

Solar Eclipse | Salt Lake City, Utah

May 20, 2012 brought much excitement to our little neck of the woods. A solar eclipse. I remember seeing the last solar eclipse in the 1990's. We made pinhole viewers in school. As a child I remember being mesmerized and really feeling like something important was happening.

I wanted the same thing for my kids. So, I got to work and created a couple of pinhole viewers from wrapping paper tubes, tin foil, tape, and a pin.

The kids loved it. Surprisingly Emm a lot more than Jothan. He took one look and was pretty much done, Emm tried every little trick to see the eclipse from the pinhole viewer to making tiny pinholes with her hands, and we even caught a glimpse of it through Camilla's dress. We can hear her saying, "See mine smiley face?" "Oh it's a smiley face!" My only regret was not having a macro lens to get a little bit closer to the actual image of the sun.

Such a fun evening, one we won't forget anytime soon.

All shot on a Nikon N80, 50mm 1.4 lens on Kodak Portra 400

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