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Photo Challenge: Experimental

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! For all of you that celebrate of course. I think I’m still full from yesterday, but of course I can’t wait for some leftovers today!

When I saw last week’s photo challenge was “Experimental” I had to think about what photo I could post or take for the challenge. I decided to use a photo I took from back in August during the solar eclipse. So I didn’t buy the special glasses for the solar eclipse, but I really wanted to experience it in any way I could since it was such a rare event, ya know without going blind. I live in New Jersey, which was not in the path of the eclipse so it didn’t get dark here or anything. If you didn’t know there was an eclipse, you probably wouldn’t have realized anything was going on that day. I did go outside at the time it was supposed to be here and was expecting at least an overcast ambience, but no. And since I didn’t have the special glasses, I couldn’t/was afraid to look up towards the sun for fear of damaging my eyes. So you know what I did? I went back inside my kitchen door and since I had an idea of where the sun was, from when I was out there, I stuck my arm out the door, pointed the camera up and took a photo. I hoped I had aimed in the right direction and at the right angle. Totally experimental!

Solar Eclipse

I think my experiment turned out pretty well! I got the sun in the photo and it came out pretty cool. You can tell that the sun definitely doesn’t look normal and has this blurry/hazy/flare thing going on.

Enjoy your Friday and good luck shopping for all you Black Friday shoppers! I already did some online shopping the past 2 days and have 2 people covered for Christmas so far!

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