Along much of the United States, there will be a solar eclipse on the 21st of August. Everyone seems to be scrambling to get solar filters...or risk their gear and eyesight and attempt to stack ND filters. Why is everyone trying to get the same boring photo of the eclipse? NASA will get a far better shot. Why not just look at that one and simply enjoy the moment. Take something original about the eclipse. A photo of the shadows cast by trees. A photo of the crowds. Why do people feel compelled to take the same photo?