Category Archives: Astrophotography

Moving Into Night – Badlands

Today’s post features the magnificent nighttime skies that are prevalent over the Badlands of South Dakota. Immediately after the sun began setting, I moved to another location and captured the transitioning skies: Sunset begins, over the Badlands: As the sun sets, the clouds above took on the hues of the sunset: A short time later, […]

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From Super Moon to Spooky Moon

My previous post featured the last Super Moon of 2019, as it rose above a lakeside home at the Lake of the Ozarks (MO).  As I mentioned in that post, the day was cloudy and rainy until a short time before moonrise, when the sky cleared. But after the moon rose higher in the sky, […]

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Final Super Moon of 2019

During last week’s final Super Moon of the year, I was at the Lake of the Ozarks to photograph this event. My previous attempt at this location was unsuccessful, due to heavy clouds. This final attempt was also not looking real good, early in the day. But after some brief showers, the clouds began breaking […]

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Night Life at the Lake

Here is a recent night scene I shot at the Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri).  This scene was part of the many images I captured during the February Total Lunar Eclipse … other images to follow: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon 28-135mm, f/3.5 – f/5.6 IS lens Bogen 3221 Tripod, with […]

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2018 Highlights – January

I thought I’d highlight this past year, with regards to my photographic endeavors. Today’s post features January 2018. During these often cold and dreary months of winter, there is not a lot of things going on. January 2018 was not very different, except for a couple of photographic projects. I made 3 trips to some […]

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Shootin’ the Moon

Friday evening, I took my telescope and camera equipment to a nearby farm field. My goal was to photograph Mars as it was in opposition (directly across from the sun and very bright). The forecast was not too bad … partly cloudy until about midnight, then clouds moving in. No problem, I would have a […]

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Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse

Wednesday morning saw a rare event … a “Super Blue Blood Moon (Lunar Eclipse)”. The last time we had one of these was approximately 150 years ago! To capture this event, I was really challenged. First, the eclipse would be occurring in the morning hours as sunrise was beginning. It also was in the very […]

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A Chilling Encounter, Part 3

This is the third, and final post featuring images captured this past Monday evening as 2018’s first Super Moon rose above a farm grain silo that is near my rural Missouri home. As I drove to this location, clouds were really beginning to flow across the sky and the moon. Although I did not capture […]

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A Chilling Encounter, Part 2

In Part 2 of my “A Chilling Encounter” series, I’m highlighting another image I captured on New Year’s Day of the year’s first Super Moon. In this post, I feature a merged image of a couple of images I captured as the moon rose over Cornerstone Community Church (my church home) in Harrisonville, Missouri. With […]

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A Chilling Encounter, Part 1

Today’s post contains images shot last night in bone-chilling (7F) temperatures, near my rural Missouri home. With the year’s first Super Moon rising at sunset, I headed out to one of my favorite, nearby areas … Amarugia Conservation Area. I set up my equipment at the edge of the frozen lake and pointed it towards […]

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