And Cruikshank certainly delivered.
Set on Carters Dam in Murray County and overlooking the Coosawattee River, Cruikshank found the perfect elevated ground for the photoshoot.
But with the sun positioned so high up in the sky Monday afternoon, she knew she wouldn’t be able to get both it and Nichole in the shot together, so she opted to create a composite of the two instead.
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“I didn't have a solar filter for my lens, so I held my glasses up over my lens and got the sun photo. Then, I shot another frame with Nichole and merged them,” she told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
During the site’s 99.1 percent totality, Cruikshank used a Canon Mark 111 camera to capture the shots.
“The photo is out of this world amazing!" Carver said.
The Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21 was the first total solar eclipse to cross the contiguous United States in 99 years.
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Stretching from Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina, the eclipse attracted millions of Americans toward its center-line path for a once-in-a-lifetime celestial spectacle.