Play with Clay

Black vase produced from the latest clay experiment. Simple black glaze works well here!

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Sunday Snack

Smoked salmon from Pacifica on Levain bread. Reward for a morning’s work to reduce house entropy.

The Great American Solar Eclipse

24 hour escape to Silverton, OR for the total solar eclipse!  Semi-home-made solar filter, 200mm lens on full frame, tethered, custom settings with exposure brackets, and interval remote triggering proved to be a winning combo!  Camera equipment was on auto-pilot (well, 95% of the time), and no distraction at all from the actual viewing experience of this amazing occurrence.

The sky turned from bright sunny blue to deep dark night blue, and in the second image of the sun in total eclipse, a faint planet is visible on the bottom left of the frame.  The camera saw a lot more corona details than the naked eye!solarEclipsetotalEclipse2