NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) --- Pete Squicciarini always has his eyes on something.

“I’m looking for repetition, patterns and symmetry,” Squicciarini said.

Those instincts make him a great photographer.

“I want the feeling of the scene to come through in my work,” said Squicciarini.

On Instagram he goes by “StreeterPeter.” He’s a local guy, but his page has thousands of followers from all over – people waiting to see his latest landscape pictures from across the region.

Stormy Night On The Chesapeake ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Here's a bit of lightning mixed in with some awesome clouds from last night here in OV! Earlier in the night, I could see the flashes of lightning while the storm was over Richmond, Va (about 75 miles from my location!) That's a big storm! Now I'm going to get back to feverishly checking weather reports and searching google earth for the eclipse on Monday 😬😬😬 Wish me luck! TAKE NOTE: I will be going live on the @yetiresearchco page during totality at 230pm EST on Monday. Be sure to tune in if you can't view it in person 🔭📺👍🏻 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ #darklightvisuals

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So you can imagine that the total eclipse was a moment he couldn’t miss.

Pete traveled with his daughter Ella to the Monticello Reservoir just outside of Columbia, South Carolina.

“Settled on a spot right by the lake,” said Squicciarini.

It was there that he captured some of the most epic eclipse shots you’re going to see.

Including a progression photo that took hours to get right.

“Started at the beginning of the eclipse,” said Squicciarini. “Then one photo every four hours.”

PHOTOS: Local photographer captures total eclipse