A Silver Lake view of the solar eclipse

Solar eclipse at 6:33 p.m. Photo by Matt Hartman

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.

Photo by Wes Joe


  1. What a great video of the eclipse! Many thanks, Matt!

  2. Love the photo by Wes Joe!

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