Category Archives: Astrophotography

Quiet Time in the Badlands

Today’s post comes from my recent trip to South Dakota’s Badlands National Park, where I traveled in early August for the Perseids meteor shower. While waiting for meteors to begin flying overhead, the Milky Way was stretched up towards the heavens, from the southern horizon: Such a beautiful sight, late in the evening, solitude all […]

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Are You Ready?

Today’s post features one of my favorite meteor shower images that I’ve been able to capture … with the Perseids only a couple of weeks away, I’m busy getting things planned out and ready for this year’s shower. In this image, a very bright Perseids meteor is streaking over the Goliath Wilderness Area of Mount […]

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Fun Friday: Fly Me to the Moon!

Today’s “Fun Friday” post was shot a few years ago while I was photographing the night sky at Snowball Hill Prairie, in Missouri. This image was captured around dusk, while there was still a lot of ambient light: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5DMark3 body Canon 500mm, f/4 IS lens Bogen 3221 Tripod, with Wemberly gimbal […]

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Comet NEOWISE Visits the Lake

Today’s post features some astrophotographs that I captured at the Lake of the Ozarks, late last week. Comet NEOWISE was the target, as it flew above the Lake. Still being a bit unfamiliar with scenic landscapes (with a northern exposure, necessary to capture NEOWISE), I settled for shooting around the little town of Laurie, Missouri […]

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A Shot in the Dark

Today’s post features an image I captured this past Monday evening, from the back yard at the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. I first became interested in astrophotography a few years ago. Since then, I always try to find a unique place to shoot the annual Perseids meteor shower (August), as well as other opportunities, […]

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Falls Park

Today’s post features a night image that I captured at Falls Park (Sioux Falls, SD) back in September.  This is a panoramic image, created by combining multiple images (I believe I used 8 in this panorama) in Lightroom, to get a single, panoramic shot: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon 28-135mm IS […]

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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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