a series of photography shot weekly by Crystal Hoeveler
“You don’t have to be great to start,
but you have to start to be great.”
Partial solar eclipse before totality Molalla, Oregon – August 21st, 2017
Horses on the left running toward the humans at the beginning of totality.
Bailey’s Beads and the sun’s stunning corona during total solar eclipse.
This herd of horses acted confused moments before totality. They were nowhere in sight during the hour of partial eclipse. Moments before totality they came from a distance, ran toward the fence, and stood looking at the humans viewing totality as if to say, “This is really strange, what’s happening?” I took this photo right after it became light outside again.
The surprise visit from these beautiful horses added to the spectacular show.
Viewing the eclipse in the path of totality was an incredible experience I will always remember.
It’s hard to describe the feeling you experience in person with the anticipation, the changing light, temperatures dropping, and the intense excitement to see the bursts of light and glowing light of the corona.