Once in a lifetime wedding photos during the 2017 eclipse at Lake Dillon, CO
The August 21st eclipse was a once in a lifetime event. It was a day I’ve been working myself into a tizzy over for a little over a month now, ever since Sagarika and Andy booked their elopement wedding. Their ceremony was perfectly planned to fall during the buildup to the peak of the eclipse.
What was my anxiety about? How the heck are you supposed to capture a 95% eclipse AND expose your subjects? If I used a solar filter, I couldn’t see crap in the image. If I “push the negative” or if I expose the subjects, I lost the detail of the eclipse. Oh, and the “maximum” or “peak eclipse” lasts about 10 minutes or so, meaning I have no chance to screw these photos up. No re-shoot. No second chances. “Sorry, guys. See you in another 40 years?”
The images were nearly black when I reviewed the captures on my camera, so I couldn’t tell if I’d captured anything at all. I raced down the mountain to the Springs to meet my doom. However, luck, expertise and fate were on my side and I could not be happier with the results!
Thank you Sagarika & Andy for giving me this honor and this challenge. It was so worth it.