Note: All photos of the sun/eclipse were taken with my Google Nexus 6 phone! (I fried my GoPro, but that is another story for another day). I used the Manual Camera App from Geeky Devs Studio (a great app). This app lets you adjust all of the functions you would find on a 35mm camera (ISO, F-stop, shutter speed, focus, etc.). I used an ISO/CE certified Silver-Black Polymer Sheet solar filter from Thousand Oaks Optical over the lens. I cut a square from the sheet and placed it inside my phone case wedging it over the lens so it was held in place. The morning of the eclipse, I did a test shot of the sun rising over our breakfast spot.
As the sliver of sun got progressively smaller, I progressively adjusted the ISO up.
For this next shot, I zoomed out to get the eclipse and, I believe, Venus, just as a point of light in the lower right.
My friend Aaron, had taken a few pictures of the surrounds during totality:
And I managed to remove my filter and grab one as well.
Then, I reversed the progress as the moon withdrew:
Then we went to the local post office to get our envelopes and first day covers canceled:
Overall, a great ride and a great eclipse experience. Planning is under way for 2024 though we won't have to travel far in upstate NY for totality!