Our family traveled to Riverton, Wyoming to watch the total solar eclipse in 2017. We had such a fun time a number of years ago traveling to southern utah for an annular eclipse that we decided for another solar adventure. I even bought a lens extender for my camera. I was shooting on a crop sensor camera body so I had decent magnification.
We had a little bit of clouds show up and we were nervous we wouldn’t be able to witness the solar event. However, they cleared just in time. We watched the various stages of the solar eclipse.
It was an exciting countdown to the eclipse.
We all had an audible gasp when the sun went total eclipse. The change felt instant. The sky appeared a deep blue towards the sun and moon and around the land in all directions it looked like a sun rise. It was a magical and awe inspiring moment. This black and white photo is how the camera captured the image. I created a blue sky version to reflect my memory of the eclipse. It lasted about 2 minutes and several seconds so we enjoyed the beauty, but I did get a family photo as quickly as possible. I didn’t want to waste time, so I was super prepared.
Here is the family and my dad with the total solar eclipse.
And soon it was over. I was surprised what an emotional experience it was. I can see why people will travel and follow the solar eclipses around the world.