The Colour of Mercury

We weren’t in the path of darkness. The world didn’t stop, the birds kept on singing, the light stubbornly refused to fade—at 58% on a bright summer afternoon, we could easily have missed the eclipse entirely.

But we stopped and sat on the lawn, soldering masks in hand. Miles away from any awe and frenzy.
We saw a black crescent
over a mercury green sun.


Shot with the X-Pro2 and XF 35mm f/2 R WR


Patrick La Roque

laROQUE, 311 Lorncliff, Otterburn Park, Canada