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Photos of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse from Riverton, Wyoming

by dav.d

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.

The eclipse begins

The eclipse begins

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.

Different stages of the eclipse

Different stages of the eclipse

Getting closer

Getting closer

It was an exciting countdown to the eclipse.

Almost there

Almost there

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.

Total eclipse as seen by the camera

Total eclipse as seen by the camera

I fixed the color to more reflect the blue hue I remember

I fixed the color to more reflect the blue hue I remember

Here is the family and my dad with the total solar eclipse.

An impromptu family photo with the total solar eclipse

An impromptu family photo 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.

End of the eclipse

End of the eclipse

Stage of the solar eclipse

Stage of the solar eclipse

Stages of the solar eclipse

Stages of the solar eclipse

Stages of the solar eclipse

Stages of the solar eclipse

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