Category Archives: 2016

Faves of 2Q 2016

Today’s post features some of my favorite memories and images of nature that I photographed during the months of April, May and June. If you missed the first quarter’s images, you can find them here (“Faves of 1Q 2016”). Now, on to the second quarter! In spring and early summer, I am usually busy photographing […]

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Faves of 1Q 2016

Finally, 2016 is behind us and in the books! For me, 2016 was a mixed bag. I had some awesome travels and some great photo opps in the year. But 2016 was also a very rough time; midway through the year, I lost my traveling companion and best friend, my wife of nearly 18 years. […]

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Where’s That Kwazy Wabbit?

That’s one of my first thoughts whenever I gaze into the winter heavens and see the famed hunter/warrior Orion. I went out to Snowball Hill Prairie earlier this week to shoot some skyline images of Harrisonville (county seat of the Cass County) with the Christmas lights. Although some clouds and the extreme lights from some […]

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Pssst … Did You Hear ….?

While shooting in Arches NP, just a few miles into the park stands an interesting rock formation called “Three Gossips”. As most of the arches I was photographing were further into the park, I must have passed these “gossipers” fifty times! And each time, I would always wonder what they were talking about! Especially at […]

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Sand Dune Arch

On my last morning in Arches National Park (Utah), I tried to find as many arches as I could, that I hadn’t seen or photographed during my night shoots there. One of those was Sand Dune Arch. Following a 1/4-mile trail, I ended up walking in heavy sand … kinda reminded me of walking the […]

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Geminids Come to Town

Last Tuesday evening, I made an attempt to capture the Geminids meteor shower at a rural farm very close to my rural Missouri home. The decision to try photographing the Geminids was a last-minute decision, as the forecast had been for partly cloudy skies. But late in the afternoon, the skies were still clear and […]

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Double Your Fun!

On my last night in Arches National Park, I visited Double Arches for some night photography. Double Arch is so named as there are two arches that conjoin each other. It really is a spectacular sight at night. On this evening, the sky began as a clear, cloudless sky. But about an hour or so […]

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Window Into the Night Sky

After photographing the Turret Arch (“Turret Arch at Night”), I walked about 300 feet to the North Window, where I set up my tripod and camera and began capturing 6 x 8-minute exposures of the northern sky as viewed from the window. Later, in Photoshop, I blended the 6 images together to get this star […]

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Turret Arch at Night

Today’s post features some night sky images at Turret Arch, located adjacent to the North and South Windows (I’ll feature the North Window in a separate post). As evening approached, I drove into the park and to the North/South Windows area. I set up my tripod/camera near Turret Arch, to capture this unique window at […]

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Godspeed, John Glenn

In lieu of another astrophotography post today, I’ve put together this tribute to John Glenn, who passed yesterday afternoon. John Glenn was a national hero, certainly a hero to me. I remember watching his historical orbit of earth in 1962, from my elementary school classroom. Seemed like fiction at the time, but in the decades […]

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