My Downtown, as Photographed During the Eclipse
During a solar eclipse, light from the sun is not only diminished by the occulting transit of the moon, but that same light is also temporarily polarized. The polarization shows things fleetingly in a new and revelatory way, as long as one is looking. (It helps to be looking, as it were, out of the corner of one’s eye.) Rather than photographing the eclipse itself, as it passed over my city, and as many people were doing, I photographed the city. The shots in this post document what I saw.
Interior of Local Beauty Parlor, as Photographed During the Eclipse
One-Dollar Bill, as Photographed During the Eclipse
Lead Associate Coordinator of the Task Force on Community Technology (Left); and Vice Manager of the Task Force on Learning Partnerships (Right) from the Local State College, as Photographed During the Eclipse
A Lake Monster, as Photographed During the Eclipse: Unlike the other things, this one was by no means unnerving; in fact, it was oddly reassuring.