So on the morning of August 21, 2017, I woke up at 6:00 and got into my car at 6:20 AM to drive down in time to witness the totality of the eclipse in Salem, Oregon.
My goal was to get some stunning pictures of this once in a lifetime event. I ended up congregating with plenty of other people in a Target parking lot that had a great open view of the event.
In the truck next to me, were three guys who had driven up from California – one of them was kind enough to lend me his tripod, saying that I was likely to get better shots of the eclipse than he was. I seriously can’t thank him enough for that!
(After these shots, I then spent 8 hours on the road to make it back home.)