Here’s a photo I quickly processed this morning from the Annular Solar Eclipse that happened yesterday evening. The sun was almost completely blocked by our moon except for a small outer ring. It was very cool to watch, and I’m glad I stayed down near Shiprock, New Mexico to experience it. Of course, that meant I didn’t get home until 2am this morning and now I need to get to work. When I have some time, I will post more photos from this annular solar eclipse.
It’s been a while since I visited the arches in Rattlesnake Canyon and I’ve wanted to return to get some better photos. So after work on Tuesday I headed up there for a nice sunset hike. I made this photo of East Rim Arch, which is also known as Akiti Arch and Centennial Arch, shortly before the sun dipped below the horizon. The golden light on the arch was nice, but I sure would have liked a few puffy white clouds in the sky behind it!
The other night it was looking like there might be a good sunset so I grabbed my camera gear and headed out towards the base of the Book Cliffs. Unfortunately, the sunset never panned out, but while driving out there the sun did shine through a few holes in the clouds and added a little spotlight to the Book Cliffs for a few minutes. I managed to get my camera out and get these two photos before the light was gone.
In this second photo you can see that the spotlight had moved to the left quite a bit.
On my drove back through the North Desert I got stuck in one of the worst dust storms I’ve ever been in. I actually had to stop my Jeep for a few minutes because I couldn’t see a thing!