Sapna Reddy says, “This image has been generated in collaboration with my friend Steve Dondero. We wanted to generate an image that was unique and conveyed the eerie landscape generated by the total eclipse. So Steve scouted for days in the mountains of Idaho till he found this perfect little lake. It had submerged tufa type formations that made it feel like an alien planet. The lake would line up perfectly for the total eclipse. On the day of the eclipse we started our steep hike at sunrise. A few hours later we reached this spot and realized there was no one around for miles. I shot this image with the hope of rendering the scene at totality. Star studded sky mid morning, interesting cloud formations, Steve for the human element (playing with his lens ball here) and the totality phase of the eclipse all adding up to reality far beyond imagination.” Camera: Nikon d810
Lenses used: 14-24 mm f2.8 and 80-400 mm f4.5-5.6.
Tripod and Ballhead: RRS
77 mm solar filter by Thousand Oaks Opticals.
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