We set off earlier than usual so we could get to our destination - 'The Devil's Chair' - in time to witness the eclipse at its peak.
It was a perfect clear, blue, fresh spring morning. An uphill climb but the perfect opportunity for many stops to appreciate the views.
We came prepared with all kinds of solutions for seeing the eclipse without actually looking at it. We had paper to construct a crude pin-hole camera, film negative which if layered allows the view without the glare from the sun.The image appears bright orange this way but makes it very visible. The eclipse was barely visible with the naked eye and the camera unaided couldn't capture the true image. The images below were caught through the 'negatives' placed in front of the lens, though a couple of images seemed to capture a weird kind of 'bounce-off' image. It was also suggested that Looking at the reflection of the sun in a pool or in our case a puddle was also a way of avoiding sun damage, we just saw a glowing blob!
There seemed to be very little change in light intensity, unlike how we imagined it would be - plunged into a perceivable dimness - However the light seemed lucid and crystal and cast some amazing shadows. Here are some images:
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