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Bamboo Shadows during the Eclipse

Wow. I hope everyone got a chance to enjoy the solar eclipse in person or at least through some of the photos around the web. Anita and I got up on the roof of the new office to see it and play with the pinhole camera effect, making shadow puppets on the side of our neighbor’s house. The leaves of our bamboo had a beautiful scalloped look. You can click to see the photos larger.

3 Responses to “Bamboo Shadows during the Eclipse”

  1. May 21st, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    James says:

    Those are really cool images. It’s not only a safe way to view the eclipse, it’s also surprisingly beautiful. I was on a freeway headed east, away from the sun during the peak of the eclipse. But I did finally get off the road and get a chance to check out the shadow effect. (I’d left my welding helmet back home so I couldn’t really check out the sun directly.) It looks like you got closer to totality than we did. I think we were at 83% coverage of the sun here–still impressive.

  2. May 22nd, 2012 at 10:50 am

    ryan says:

    That’s funny, when Anita got out her welding helmet to watch it, I didn’t think many other people had helmets too. I never looked up and saw it with the perfect coverage that some of the photos on the internet show, but it was still pretty impressive. Friends of ours drove further north for the best spots to see it.

  3. May 23rd, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Brad B says:

    Those little sun crescents through the bamboo are really nice. Very defined. I posted one of my better photos of the same thing during totality, but they are still fuzzy.

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