Total Solar Eclipse 2017 — photo 17 of 17: Exactly a week after the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, I looked out the window around 9:30 PM and was astonished to see a red moon. So I quickly mounted my Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35–100 mm f/2.8 zoom lens onto my Olympus OM-D E-M5 Micro Four Thirds camera, ran downstairs and into the backyard, and took some handheld shots. Then I decided to put the camera on my Manfrotto carbon fiber tripod and take some more pictures. Here is the best one, which was the closest to what I was seeing with my eyes. Yes, it was really that red, due, I believe, to smoke from the numerous wildfires raging across the state. August 28, 2017, Albany, Oregon. Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic Lumix 35-100mm f/2.8 zoom lens.
For further details about the story behind this photo, see the related article Living and Photographing in the Path of Totality.
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