From the festival today at Paramount Ranch, we did get solar viewers, and I managed to take pictures through those:
There were two other neat features about the eclipse. One is that it creates a perfect "starburst" lighting without the need of a specialized lens. The second is that the lens flare, those sometimes annoying orbs of light you see when angled to the sun, was made up of crescents too.
|Crescent lens flare as seen in the left side of the image.|
|In this one there is a complete reflection of the sun on the right.|
|At 4000/s shutter speed and f-42; the darkest I could make it, and even then you can't|
make out the sun.