When we went out on the River Trail the morning of the Total Solar Eclipse at Smith Rock on September 21, we ran into photographers and videographers from all over the country, and some far even further away, such as Nicolas Raspiengeas, an explorer/photographer from France on a quest to fulfill a dream. This is his story.
If you were here at Smith Rock State Park for the Total Solar Eclipse, you'll know what it feels like right now. You just experienced a soul touching event in one of the most soul touching places on the planet and you have no adequate words for the friends and family that did not share it with you.
In case you've just landed on Earth and wonder what all the fuss is about, yes—Smith Rock State Park is in the Path of Totality for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017. Estimates range for total time the sun is blocked out by the moon from 1 minute and 23 seconds to 1 minute and 30 seconds.