The featured image is the first decent shot I got of the moon. It was about 54-56% illuminated when I took it last October. If tonight is anything like last night, practically light out, then tonight should be even brighter. Tonight's moonrise is at 18:30'ish, so I should see it pop over the ridge close... Continue Reading →
Let's ponder yesterday's shoot. Remembered everything I needed. Didn't run out of battery. Wasn't injured or threatened. Didn't miss the moonrise. I learnt sumthin. The place I chose to shoot from could be described as the mid level of a valley. It was 600' down to the river and almost 1200' to the top of... Continue Reading →
Where did the time go?
Ok, this is a scheduled post. Only because I lost track of time and needed to hurry to get setup, if i wanted to catch the moonrise over Rattlesnake Ridge. The ridge is right around the foothills of the cascades and might yield a few good shots. Fingers crossed, I have a mile to hike... Continue Reading →
A night shot in a leave it to Beaver neighborhood.
Got a call…
Someone I used to hang out with, an old neighbor, called this morning. Wanted to know if I wanted to go to a concert with three bands playing. Long story short, I here to do some night photography and sit and armchair supervise the setup.
Just found this…
I have been going through the list of blogs I follow. If there hasn't been a post in 6 months and it doesn't have some crazy cool info I use as reference or entertainment, I cut ties. I am also not a consistantly on the reader and may have missed some of your cool stuff.... Continue Reading →
Ever been Thomas Edison?
While out for my trip something happened to me. I don't know what the difference is between feeling and emotion is, but it was one of them. When I headed out yesterday, I only had three objectives to complete. I wanted to find treasure, something Japanese and see what happened to the loggers. Left early,... Continue Reading →
Collier’s Guide to Night Photography in the Great Outdoors
"This book is intended for those who already have a good understanding of how to use a digital SLR camera. You should know how to focus manually, how to get a proper exposure when shooting in manual mode, and how to view and interpret the histogram. I won't spend a lot of time explaining the... Continue Reading →
Clear your calendar…
This post goes out to the folks in the Seattle region of Washington state. The last time we had skies clear enough to get some good night shots, there wasn't a moon to light anything up. Well, I have some good news. Here is my forecast for Saturday (December 15th) night: The sun sets at... Continue Reading →