On August 21, the day of the solar eclipse, I had the good fortune to be flying over Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. An old school-chum, Ken Holmberg and I took off from Boundary Bay Airport in a Cessna 172. I was keen to see how the light and shadows would appear seen from above and how different the city would look during the eclipse.
As we passed above the Fraser River I was intrigued by the patterns of log booms. From our altitude I thought they looked like bouquets of flowers.
And what change did the eclipse make to how the city looked? Answer. None. The photo that I made as we passed over the North Shore was taken during the totality of the eclipse.
posted by Ted Nodwell