Happy New Year.
I've not been so active with the cameras lately, and because last night was a "school night", had opted not to stay up to try and photograph the eclipse. My body had other ideas and as I woke spontaneously at 4.25am, an inner voice told me that we had a special astronomical event occurring. Well of course I had to obey and by sheer good fortune, one of Nature's loveliest spectacles was right there outside my sitting room window.
Being unprepared, my tripod was in the car, so there's a little camera shake as I shot firstly at 1/5", then at 0.5". The 400mm lens didn't give me as good results as these two here, one taken just before totality and one during full totality with the 28-300mm lens (both completely unedited). Had I realised it would have taken so long to come out the other side, I might have gone to get the tripod. As it was, a rather frozen person went back to bed about an hour later before totality had finished, but it was definitely worth the effort.
With such a magnificent start to the year, I hope it continues in like vein for everyone reading this.