Columbus residents were among the millions of Americans who turned their view skyward Aug. 21 to get a glimpse of the first solar eclipse to pass their way since 1979. That  presented a great opportunity for local photography enthusiasts, who set about to capture the event with their cameras. Here’s a look at the eclipse through the lenses of some local residents.

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Kirk Johannesen is assistant managing editor of The Republic. He can be reached at or (812) 379-5639.