Just a Hop and a Skip Away




Today’s post is the first of several that I will be sharing from my recent trip to the Colorado Rockies to photograph the 2017 Perseids meteor shower. This image was inspired by viewing the surrounding skyline from Upper Goliath Wilderness Area, located along the Mount Evans Highway. In the distance, the skyline of Denver is […]

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Totality … A Mixed Bag




(Today’s post is a bit unusual. Because of the overwhelming activities and emotions surrounding experience my first total solar eclipse, the content is rather long.  So if you’d rather not read the “rest of the story”, please feel free to just scroll down to the photos)  :o) Monday was a very mixed bag for me. […]

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Sunspot, Baby




Ah, yeh … a familiar old tune from Bob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band. That’s what I was reminded of as I cleaned and checked out my camera equipment on Saturday afternoon, preparing for the big total eclipse today. A while back, I purchased some solar filter sheets and fabricated my own filter holders […]

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Waxing Crescent Moon




Hope your Memorial weekend went well. My weekend was spent working around the house, trying to get caught up on some of the backlog of “things to do”. As I was finishing up the work yesterday afternoon, I noticed the waxing crescent moon overhead. As soon as it got dark enough, I grabbed my camera […]

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Faves of 4Q 2016




  Fourth quarter began as usual, with foliage showing the signs of fall, such as this Slender Bush Clover found on Snowball Hill Prairie: Not far from the clover, I found 3 Rough Blazing Stars: And I have to include one of my favorite finds at a local hardware store, some fun-loving Mums (which 2 […]

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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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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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