It's Dark Out! by RodS ()
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This is a frame capture from my Mavic Pro drone, about 170 feet in the air. This is at the peak of totality - the whole 22 seconds we had here! 40 Highway stretches diagonally from the lower left, and leads the eye to downtown Kansas City in the distance. The lights on some of the buildings are visible. Streetlights were coming on all over the place! Hard to believe this was around 1:00 in the afternoon!
My DJI Go4 App kept bugging me, popping up messages about "not enough ambient light..." Gee, I wonder why... LOL. I left the exposure locked where it was to emphasize the darkness as the moon's shadow passed, so the image is slightly blurred. Increasing the exposure would have defeated the purpose of the whole flight.
I'll have a couple more posts, and I'll be doing some heavy-duty video editing over the next few days, so look for a link soon.
Thanks for dropping by!
Image Comments (23)
Why Does Everybody Have There Lights On? It is like they could have had Turned them off for 22 seconds Like a 22 seconds of Total Darkness Make us all Feel What our Primitive Ancestors Felt! Yea I Know What If we Got Robed in 22 seconds What if they stole my Car in 22 seconds What if there was a Terrorist attack in 22 seconds and What about The Children What Would Happen to them in 22 seconds!
Sweet!!! This is an incredible image! I can't believe all the nightlights that are on!! Where I live nothing as dramatic! It was rather like evening with the darkening of the sky to about 70 percent and was very quickly over.
It was rather neat though as the neighbor's rooster decided to crow at noon, and it was very still. Looking forward to the link!!
Nice shot, Rod! I like the dark sky to the right, creeping towards the left. Didn't know you were near Kansas City (for some odd reason makes me thing of the Wizard of Oz (or was it Id?). A pity about the lamps, but at this distance from the center of the eclipse they don't seem to disturb much. Looking forward to your upcoming posts! :-)
My rat-ing - 6 scared rats cowering under your car, afraid the world is coming to an end!
Rod, I'm embarrassed to say that, because you were absent a lot of the time that I was here, I didn't comment on as many of your images as I would have otherwise. A stupid assumption...don't ask me why I made it! I'm 'gone' again, but I'll come here, over the next week, and leave more comments. (Why did I think that, because you're absent, I can't comment in your gallery?) I loved this shot when you posted it: Night in day. And I love the lights, and the empty road, and the city way back there. The spot on the lower right is also cool, because it's lit up like a lone spot on a highway, at night...and yet this is day! It brings home the eerie life's-upside-down nature of an eclipse. It's so cool that you have the equipment to do this...