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Photographers put down lenses to be present during solar eclipse

Photographers put down lenses to be...

BAKER CITY, Ore. - The sun was completely covered in 14 states Monday during the Great American Eclipse.

One of those states that saw full coverage was Oregon, which was where Chief Meteorologist Kris Crocker was for the big event.

She talked with two photographers in Baker City, Oregon, both of whom were more focused on experiencing the actual eclipse than viewing it through a lens.

“There were so many angles trying to figure out what lens, what filter, what tripod, so I just stopped and experienced it,” said Donald Sewell, of Sewell Scenics Photography.

“It was just unbelievable,” said Gordon Glasby from Clarkston Heights. “I was getting goose bumps and I forgot to take any pictures, I was like 'my gosh, this is once in a lifetime, I'll never see this again.”

Photographer Donald Sewell of Spokane and viewer Gordon Glasby have sent Kris Crocker pictures to feature on the news for years. They said they took a few shots of the eclipse, but some of their favorite shots were of the reactions of the people.

“Those shots were fun, because nobody was rowdy and well behaved and just happy to be here just like we are,” said Sewell.