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'Eclipse' your day...

Well... that *didn't* quite work the way I had hoped...


I got up at 7 am, just like I'd said I would. Took a look outside: everything dark, sky indeterminable. Did all the usual: shower, getting dressed, tea etc. Around 8 am: sky still overcast. So I called my friend, who lives closer to the mountains. They often have different weather than we do. Yupp, sky is supposedly clearing...

Ok. I gather all my stuff, jump into the car, drive in the direction of the mountains. Sky still overcast. Then a faint ray of light to my right. I find a parking spot and set up the camera.

This is what I got:

Doesn't look very promising, does it? And you're right. It didn't get any better. I kept driving, hoping for some spot where the heavy fog would clear (it's a high fog - I don't know the proper name for it, but it's not on the ground but rather at about cloud height. Just a cover of dense fog. The ground is clear, you can see fine and far, but the sky is overcast.). No luck. I drive and drive and for just *ONE SHORT SECOND* I see the eclipse, the main part, peeking through the fog! And I couldn't stop, because I was on the highway. >.<

Finally, I decide it's time to go home, eclipse is almost over, weather isn't getting better, I need more tea, yadda, yadda, yadda...

I drive through the town adjacent to ours and LO AND BEHOLD! The sky clears for about 5 Minutes! 5!!!

I race into the nearest driveway, jump out of the car, set up the camera and... voila:

Much joy was had! ^_____^

Drove home, had more tea, sat down to write and now...? The sky is back to overcast and grey. ^___^ Ye Gods, was *I* lucky!

4464 / 100000


( 31 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 4th, 2011 11:46 am (UTC)
Heh. I just left a comment on your previous post. These are completely AWESOME! \o/ WOW!
Jan. 4th, 2011 11:49 am (UTC)
I was *soooo* happy that I'd managed to see it, after all! I was almost home, and quite unhappy, and more or less resigned to having missed it and then... there it was!



I know... I'm silly about stuff like that. :)

Thank you! I'm glad you like them. :)
Jan. 4th, 2011 12:09 pm (UTC)
They're all pretty pictures, but I actually like the first one best even though it doesn't show the eclipse. It looks like something is shining a beam down to earth. :-)

The second picture is also very nice, with the way the clouds are swirling around the moon. It gives the impression that the moon is moving, and the clouds are the trail it left behind.
Jan. 4th, 2011 12:18 pm (UTC)
Me, too! That's what stopped me. I just *had* to take that picture. I kept hoping that that little sliver there would clear up, but...

Thank you! The moon *was* moving... away from the sun. And much too fast... *sigh* And it was the *only* time when the fog lifted for just a moment... I'm *sooo* happy with these. ^___^


Jan. 4th, 2011 12:47 pm (UTC)
A really high fog is called a cloud. :OP
Jan. 4th, 2011 01:29 pm (UTC)
Pffft... no, it's not. It's called a high fog. I looked it up. So there... ;P
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Jan. 4th, 2011 01:45 pm (UTC)
Sehr schöne Fotos *_*

Jan. 4th, 2011 01:54 pm (UTC)
Danke! Hat man's bei Euch auch gesehen?
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Jan. 4th, 2011 02:30 pm (UTC)
Ooh, beautiful.

Cloud: *wide eyes* "Magic! Do it again, do it again!"
Jan. 4th, 2011 02:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ^___^

Sorry, Cloud. Magic is only *real* magic, when it's special and unique... ^___^

(Though there's supposed to be another one in 2026... >.>)
Jan. 4th, 2011 04:53 pm (UTC)
Man, super bilder! Wir hier bekamen die ganze zeit nur Wolken zu sehen...
Jan. 4th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
Danke! Du, ich hab auch schon fast verzweifelt! 'Ne Stunde in der Gegend rumgegurkt und *nur* Hochnebel und *einmal* einen ganz kurzen Blick erhascht. Und dann... 4 km von Zuhause... ein Aufblitzen der Sonne, ein kurzes Aufreissen der Wolken, 5 Minuten Fotos machen... alles wieder vorbei.

Jan. 4th, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC)
Wonderful! I am glad you had those 5 minutes. Now we have got your fairy - tale - like photos! :)
Jan. 4th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)

Thank you! Me, too! I was so thankful that *someone* up there had been listening to me! ^__^ I would have been terribly disappointed if I'd missed it. ;__;
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Jan. 4th, 2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you! *HUGHUG*
Jan. 4th, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC)
These pics turned out great! :D And while it not have been what you were searching for at first, I really like the first one with the sunbeam too ^___^ Though the pics of the eclipse definitely are especially special^^
(Though... I have to admit I'm ignorant and didn't even know we had an eclipse today =___= Was it only near the mountains that you could see it or did I really miss it? (I was running around the whole morning outside so how could I have missed it? @_@))
Jan. 4th, 2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! *HUGHUG*

Well, it was in the paper, or I might have missed it, too. :) Actually, I think the further up north, the less you could see it. And it was really early in the morning - started with the sunrise and was more or less all over by about 10 am....
Jan. 4th, 2011 11:08 pm (UTC)
What a stroke of luck! I really like that first one with the trees and the fog framing it. That's so cool!
Jan. 4th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, tell me about it! I was all ready to go home disappointed and then... there it was!

Thank you! I'm glad you like it! <3
Jan. 4th, 2011 11:22 pm (UTC)
Wow, those are gorgeous photos!
Jan. 4th, 2011 11:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! *HUG*
Jan. 5th, 2011 01:42 am (UTC)
The last two pictures turned out gorgeous.
Jan. 5th, 2011 09:15 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'M glad you like them! <3
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