What's your Eclipse Plans?

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Re: What's your Eclipse Plans?

Post by Don Rush » 21 Aug 2017, 15:15

Our region is in complete gridlock at present. Those that have been here know that our little country road is usually pretty lightly traveled. At 2pm it is a parking lot full of California and Washington plates!
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Re: What's your Eclipse Plans?

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Traveled to Nebraska Partied with some cows. Totality was cool.

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Re: What's your Eclipse Plans?

Post by Don Rush » 21 Aug 2017, 15:51

KTL sends this...
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Re: What's your Eclipse Plans?

Post by Cougars_R_Grr8 » 21 Aug 2017, 16:59

Umm... I worked. Besides, it was cloudy here.
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Re: What's your Eclipse Plans?

Post by G Dub » 21 Aug 2017, 17:12

It rained most of the morning here in my part of Illinois. The clouds broke just before the peak of the eclipse. 91% here. I used my welding helmet, and was surprised to see that the lenses weren't as dark as the neighbors cheap paper glasses.

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Re: What's your Eclipse Plans?

Post by DieselD » 21 Aug 2017, 18:07

out here in AZ we only had like 60% or something. took a peek with my welding helmet but nothing too exciting. Im sure the places with 100 where a much better experience.
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Re: What's your Eclipse Plans?

Post by DeadStang » 21 Aug 2017, 20:34

Around my town, the roads were like early Christmas morning -- travel was a piece of cake. There were a few people alongside the rural roads on my way to work and several set up with tripods in parking lots in town, but all in all, I think most people in western Oregon were hanging around Don's place. The eclipse was WAY cooler than I expected. I was here and 13 years old for the '79 event, but I don't remember it being anything even remotely like today. Super, super awesome!

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Re: What's your Eclipse Plans?

Post by 68PUMA » 21 Aug 2017, 20:38

It rained a lot in the morning and I got discouraged, but before the afternoon, it stopped and the clouds cleared and witnessed a wonderful experience at work. :)
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Re: What's your Eclipse Plans?

Post by Midlife » 22 Aug 2017, 17:54

Royce wrote:
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Our Eclipse plans didn't work out unfortunately.
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Re: What's your Eclipse Plans?

Post by Blitz » 23 Aug 2017, 10:57

I conveniently live in Salem, OR, which was in the path of totality. All I had to do was walk a few blocks to the state capitol to watch. It was amazing when totality happened and I could look up at it with bare eyes, and the world suddenly got dark, and there was a silver ring in the sky. Really glad I got to see that.

I took some pictures with a special filter, which I removed during totality. Managed to get some pretty clear shots handheld with a 300mm lens. In the end, I edited the stages together to create this image:

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