Photographer Matt Hartman of Silver Lake was prepared for today’s “Ring of Fire” solar eclipse. He aimed his camera - – a Canon 20d w/ 500mm 4.5 lens and a NERO time lapse trigger – to the west from his vantage point near Lucile Avenue and Effie Street – to take the photo above at about 6:33 p.m. (He also used a #14 shade welders glass as a filter taped on to the hood of the lens). Hartman stitched together his photos into a time-lapsed video, his most recent in a string of astronomical sights.
Meanwhile, a few blocks away, Wes Joe noticed that birds were “behaving a little strangely” during the eclipse and snapped a photo of a hawk spreading its wings over Bellevue Park. Click on the link below for the photo.