New Orleans Solar Eclipse Gallery and Photography Meet Up / by Zack Smith

Things were looking up at Lafayette Square in New Orleans viewing the Solar Eclipse. ©ZSP

Things were looking up at Lafayette Square in New Orleans viewing the Solar Eclipse. ©ZSP

What a wonderful feeling of community today during the solar eclipse! Although New Orleans did not get a total eclipse, this rare celestial event brought out around 250 long lunch breakers young and old. There were so many people outside sitting in circles, laughing, hugging and clapping. When's the next one?

I had more fun passing out eclipse glasses and letting people borrow my prism than you can imagine. I saw some amazing photographs of the sun, and even more awesome DIY viewing boxes! The New Orleans creative spirit shone through well before the solar eclipse began with locals assembling at Lafayette Square Park in the Central Business District. Pinhole cardboard boxes, pinhole paper plates, and even the young couple holding their hands together viewing the eclipse's ground shadow. 

Our Solar Eclipse Photography Meet Up Made The News!

http://www.wwltv.com/news/local/photographers-attempt-to-capture-eclipse/466173816

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