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As an Associate Press photographer, Jeff Robbins spent his whole life chasing light — and doing whatever it took to end up standing in the right place at the right instant.
But on Sunday, all the retired Payson photographer had to do to get a shot that has already flashed all around the world was to step outside and look up at an ominously smoky sky.

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Solar eclipse inspires shot seen round the world

As an Associate Press photographer, Jeff Robbins spent his whole life chasing light — and doing whatever it took to end up standing in the right place at the right instant. But on Sunday, all the retired Payson photographer had to do to get a shot that has already flashed all around the world was to step outside and look up at an ominously smoky sky. Robbins spent 35 years shooting big stories in difficult places, but he’d never shot an eclipse. But he figured he might as well take a run at it, seeing as how the Internet insisted the eclipse would unfold right overhead at just about sunset.

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