I wasn’t even sure how to take a photo of a solar eclipse. I just did some research online and made sure not to look directly at the sun, which wasn’t that difficult since the sun was blindingly bright.
If the solar eclipse was not being reported on the Internet, I would have missed it entirely since it was bright as day outside, at least in California where it happened in the middle of the afternoon.
A 10-stop ND filter helped cut down on the light, though a solar filter is the correct tool to use. I should buy one now since you can’t just pick up a solar filter the morning of an event.
Nikon D800, Nikkor AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 100, 300mm, f/16, 1/4,000s