Julian Ledger of Los Angeles photographs the Aug. 21 eclipse while his wife, Shayde, center, and friend Annemarie Penny dance during totality at the Albany Municipal Airport.
BEHIND THE PICTURE: Less than two minutes pass really quickly when you're photographing totality. We were almost all hands on deck that day, staff-wise. My day began with a flight over Linn and Benton counties photographing eclipse viewing spots. (I was surprised by how many people had gathered at the Santiam Rest Area in Jefferson.) After landing, my spot on the ground was around the Albany airport. With so much happening, I mapped out in my mind everything I would shoot in the minute-and-a-half or so of totality. I thought I could shoot four spots around the airport where dozens of people had gathered. By the time I shot the first scene and stopped to photograph another couple, it was all over. This was one of several photos the Associated Press picked from the Democrat-Herald and Gazette-Times. Here's a link to a few newspapers around the world that used it: London, Dublin, Argentina, Boston, Minneapolis.
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