Well, here we are, a month later from the great eclipse! Every day for about two months before the eclipse I would check out this forum to read new posts as to what folks where going where and doing what at eclipse day. Tons of suggestions on AP and also what to look for during the eclipse. Many gurus suggested that if this was your first eclipse, leave the camera home and take in the splendor of the moment.
This was my second eclipse and decided that I would only take a few pictures and mainly just observe it in my binoculars and naked eye. I'm glad I heeded that advise! When I went outside our hotel to start to set up, I was soaked in 20 minutes from the extreme heat in SC. That was it I said, no way I'm going to fiddle with a camera in that heat and decided to just observe it.
So, for the last month, I still check CN for post experiences and beautiful pictures and videos. Also having a real hoot reading about everyone's different accounts to their experience. The posts have really slowed down now, but still coming in and so thankful for the CN forum