Oops!....If you saw this post yesterday, I gave Bob Coates the credit for the image below belonging to Bob Davis. Both of these guys have been good friends of mine for years. I can only apologize, but blame it on lost brain cells from too many concerts in the 70's and 80's!
Image Copyright Bob Davis. All rights reserved.
About twelve hours ago one of my most favorite people in photography posted this image and it's too much fun not to share beyond her Facebook page. It's Bob Davis one day ahead of the eclipse and Dawn Davis shared the image. She wrote:
Bob prepping for the Eclipse tomorrow. He & Rob Lapporte have staked their spot and they've been practicing for days!
Bob also posted several images on Facebook and wrote:
It's a clear night a top a sandstone rock formation in The Garden of the Gods, Shawnee National Forest at 11:30pm at night. I've staked my spot to shoot the eclipse. Comfortably I relax in my reclining folding chair gazing into the universe while downloading the days shoot into the Westerndigital #MyPassportWirelessPro. I'm able to access my images wirelessly and share them to the world. Technology is amazeballs.
I've shared a number of images over the years from Bob they're always outstanding, but here's my point. Great images don't happen by accident. While here and there you might capture an unplanned emotional moment, the quality of an image is the result of passion, dedication, practice and simply knowing every aspect of your gear and the environment you're shooting in.
The eclipse is going to happen here in Florida in approximately 30 minutes, but I don't need a camera to capture the memory as long as the moment is in the hands of one of the best photographers in the industry, Bob Davis.
Okay buddy, no pressure - let's see what you got!
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