Clipping The Eclipse

It was a wonderful event…

Or so this Chap heard, from someone who does not live at the base of a west-facing mountain.  He understands there are, oh, oodles of photographs from all one’s friends, who are dying to share them.

And yet, as this Guardian feature delicately points out, photographic enthusiasm may be little substitute for skill. Especially when the subject is, as here, just a little tricky and elusive… Still, better luck next time, what?

So difficult to get the ideal placement

Timing is everything — too soon, or too late?
Over the shoulder, maybe?
A telescopic view
Creative use of a skillet for safe viewing
Creative use of a fingertip?
Creative subject priority

And a little live(?) action…

Of course there’s always that one who just won’t follow the safety card…

For him and all others goose-stepping to that same drummer, the Chaps offer a few words from Talking Heads.

“No sense of harmony, no sense of time…” How prescient.