This is how the Solar Eclipse looks when photographed by an amateur. Look carefully and you can see the ring of fire. Okay, maybe not quite a ring but the shape made by the moon in front of the super-charged sun.
Hint: This is like a Where’s Waldo exercise? Follow the diagonal line.
If any of you more seasoned photographers know why the shape appears down there, I’d love to know. It’s in all of my photos — shape shifting as the moon moved over a period of several minutes. I get that the camera let in too much light and therefore did not capture the brilliance of the moment.
It was clear that I didn’t know what I was doing. Nor did I possess the proper filters and/or #14 welder’s glasses. I even asked Mr. Good Neighbor, who seems to have everything in his neat little garage. Finally, I found something he doesn’t have.