That was one cool experience, huh gang!? We originally set out to shoot a music video for a local musician in KC. There was an elaborate plan to pull off a one-shot during total darkness with a few shots mixed in during the partial eclipse. It was to take place in Hiawatha, KS on generously donated land to our cause. Props included fireworks, paper bag lanterns, a telescope, etc.  Unfortunately, as the weather approaching the Midwest looked rather dubious, we had to pull the plug at the last minute. There was some relief as the task at hand was rather challenging, but after all the hours of planning, I was excited to try to pull off the feat with my team. 

So, my girlfriend and I decided to stay in KC and take on the full experience as spectators from a nearby downtown walking bridge. And it didn't disappoint. It's hard to put into words...being around a few KC locals we knew, helped enhance our day. The city stopped, other than a few cars driving on the highway, headlights switched to on. Even construction workers we passed stopped to look up with their solar glasses. As the temperature dropped and the brief 1-2 minutes of total darkness began, things started to feel eerie. You definitely knew you were experiencing a rare event (yes, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, these happen every few years, but not in my home town, damnit!!!!). Here are a few photos...

 

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