August 23, 2017

In Gratitude, Our Five Favs of the Eclipse

 @fototornado: #sweettproject Day 213.

Yes, thank God for the eclipse. It was a divine respite from the pervasive anger, fear, hysteria and myopia of Trump’s America. The eclipse not only overshadowed Trump, but made most of us actually forget about him for a brief while. Trolling Instagram more than the newswire, I thrilled in the endless number of photos. In gratitude, here are a few of my favorites.

What I liked about Lori Waselchuk’s photo is how much it looks like America. Also, that graphic on the t-shirt is beautiful.

T-minus 1.5 hours. #Madras #Oregon #eclipse Photo: David Butow

I liked David Butow’s shot because of its hint of Andrew Wyeth.

U.S.President Donald Trump puts on special glasses to look at the Solar Eclipse on the Truman Balcony at the White House on August 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. Millions of people have flocked to areas of the U.S. that are in the 'path of totality' in order to experience a total solar eclipse. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

I hope I’m not contradicting myself here about the Trump respite, but the photo was unavoidable. It seems everybody in the sphere saw the fantastically telling photo of Trump looking directly at the sun. Well, here’s to Getty’s Mark Wilson for this one. We call it cockeyed.

@rolsonphoto: Foggy am waiting for #eclipse. Oceanside OR (pop 361).

This was taken in Oregon by Randy Olson on the morning of the eclipse. I like it because, well, there’s the sun, there’s the sun, there’s the sun.

Finally, with disks and circles the rule of the day, I liked this shot by Mary Eaton because it made me laugh out loud.

— Michael Shaw

Photo 1: Lori WaselchukReposting @fototornado: #sweettproject Day 213.; Photo 2: David Butow @DavidButow “T-minus 1.5 hours. #Madras #Oregon #eclipse.” Photo 3: Mark Wilson @GettyImages #Eclipse #trumpeclipse Mark Photo 4:Randy Olson @rolsonphoto: “Foggy am waiting for #eclipse. Oceanside OR (pop 361).  Photo 5: MaryEaton @marylizeaton “#eclipse#shadowplay #hunterspoint #outonapier#streetphotography.

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