Photographers across Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky waited months for the chance to shoot the solar eclipse and on Monday, Aug. 21 at 1:27 p.m., they did just that.
Three of those photographers chose to go to a town that lies upon the center of totality, the time spent in total eclipse.
Vinit Modi, Quinn Kananack and Rick Montgomery have been working out locations for at least the past six weeks. They decided on a quiet spot in a park in the Holly Tree subdivision.
"Something for Nashville to be proud about. People are coming from all over. Just taking those trips and coming to experience this phenomenon," said Modi.
"Really the excitement is really for me it's kind of a once in a lifetime thing. I'm not apt to travel to Alaska or Hawaii to film it," said Montgomery, who told me the reason they chose a quiet park instead of downtown Nashville was to avoid large crowds.
The trio set up tripods outside a shaded pavilion and shot the eclipse from it first began, to totality and till the moon no longer covered the sun.