Astrophotography On Location: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse – Mackay Idaho

We were a few of the many millions of people that traveled into the path of totality to witness the 2017 total solar eclipse. Check out what it was like to experience the eclipse from Mackay, Idaho.

We didn’t originally plan to see the total solar eclipse… with only a month to go to our wedding and difficulty finding lodging, we made a last minute decision to travel over 1000 miles from Los Angeles to Idaho to stand for two minutes in the shadow of the moon.

This video was shot on:
Sony a7S (B&H)
Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 (B&H)
Sony Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 (B&H)
Sirui T-025X Tripod (B&H)
Rode Video Micro (B&H)
Sony Xperia X (B&H)


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