This is my account of our trip to France to see and experience the total eclipse of the sun....August 11th 1999.
The park seemed to be full of Brits... hardly a french voice was to be heard. I was mindful that we had a lot of gear to set up and very little time to do it, so Gemma and I ignored the nice prominent Travelsphere signs and went directly to the nearest open area and started to set up.
We had a problem straight away. We had no sun to aim at and no sun to focus on. I had not anticipated this. If we were to get any decent shots, we would need to point the cameras at the sun and focus on it. By 12:20 we had done neither! The groups of people around and behind us started to look a little disappointed as the light level started to drop. I looked at my watch...12:25, it should go total anytime now, but no sign of the sun. The light level suddenly dropped and I turned around to take pictures of the small groups near to me... to capture the feeling of disappointment...
Suddenly a voice shouted out.. "I can see it... its there!"
Go straight to the total eclipse pics