Guillermo Esteves @gesteves

https://www.allencompassingtrip.com/

Photowalker / Washington, D.C.

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Lake Ocoee, Tennessee. August, 2017.
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Lake Ocoee, Tennessee. August, 2017.

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Lake Ocoee, Tennessee. August, 2017.
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Lake Ocoee, Tennessee. August, 2017.

Lake Ocoee, Tennessee. August, 2017.
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Lake Ocoee, Tennessee. August, 2017.

Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee. August, 2017.⠀
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The United States Forest Service’s signage is 💯
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Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee. August, 2017.⠀ ⠀ The United States Forest Service’s signage is 💯

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Walnut Street Bridge, Chattanooga. August, 2017.
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Walnut Street Bridge, Chattanooga. August, 2017.

Etowah, Tennessee. August, 2017.⠀
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This is the closest I got to taking a photo of the actual eclipse, a few minutes after the end of totality. I’m glad I didn’t waste any of those precious two-and-a-half minutes trying to take one; photos really do not do it justice. A total solar eclipse is truly a full sensory experience that can’t be captured in a photo: the sudden darkness, the drop in temperature, the sunset in every direction, the sound of the cicadas going haywire… I probably would have missed all of that if I had been fumbling with the camera at the time. Seriously, if you ever get to witness a solar eclipse—just enjoy it.
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Etowah, Tennessee. August, 2017.⠀ ⠀ This is the closest I got to taking a photo of the actual eclipse, a few minutes after the end of totality. I’m glad I didn’t waste any of those precious two-and-a-half minutes trying to take one; photos really do not do it justice. A total solar eclipse is truly a full sensory experience that can’t be captured in a photo: the sudden darkness, the drop in temperature, the sunset in every direction, the sound of the cicadas going haywire… I probably would have missed all of that if I had been fumbling with the camera at the time. Seriously, if you ever get to witness a solar eclipse—just enjoy it.

Etowah, Tennessee. August, 2017.⠀
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One thing about solar eclipses that can’t quite be captured in photos is how strange the light is when approaching totality. Your eyes can tell that it’s darker, but there are still sharp shadows, so it’s not the kind of darkness you’d experience from a stormy day or the evening twilight. The mid-day sunlight it’s still there, it’s just very dim and eerie. It’s hard to tell in the photos, but it got so dim that this photo, shortly before totality, was taken at 1/30″, whereas the ones I took an hour before were at 1/750″ or so—a difference of almost 5 stops.
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Etowah, Tennessee. August, 2017.⠀ ⠀ One thing about solar eclipses that can’t quite be captured in photos is how strange the light is when approaching totality. Your eyes can tell that it’s darker, but there are still sharp shadows, so it’s not the kind of darkness you’d experience from a stormy day or the evening twilight. The mid-day sunlight it’s still there, it’s just very dim and eerie. It’s hard to tell in the photos, but it got so dim that this photo, shortly before totality, was taken at 1/30″, whereas the ones I took an hour before were at 1/750″ or so—a difference of almost 5 stops.

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Etowah, Tennessee. August, 2017.
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Etowah, Tennessee. August, 2017.

Kate, at Etowah, Tennessee. August, 2017.
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Kate, at Etowah, Tennessee. August, 2017.

Etowah, Tennessee. August, 2017.
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Etowah, Tennessee. August, 2017.

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Etowah, Tennessee. August, 2017.
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Etowah, Tennessee. August, 2017.

Etowah, Tennessee. August, 2017.
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Etowah, Tennessee. August, 2017.

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