Lunar Eclipse tonight!

Clear skies and bitter cold will greet the moon as it eclipses January 20, 2019 in Dodge County, WI. There is a lot of good information about lunar eclipses and how to enjoy them on the earth sky website.https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/how-do-i-watch-the-total-lunar-eclipse About Lunar eclipses and how to Enjoy them Lunar eclipse, April 15, 2014 ... Read more


Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4D ED-IF II Lens

Nikon AF-S 600mm f/4D ED-IF II Lens for sale $5500 Included: HK-29 lens hood (shown) Rear lens cap Original CT- 606 hard case (excellent condition) Tripod collar Original plate Attached Wimberley Quick release plate Soft protective Lens cap by lens coat Not included: original strap. In excellent working condition. The lens was evaluated by Mike ... Read more


Memorial Day : Remembering why we are free and honoring those who fought and died for our freedom

Memorial Day : Remembering why we are free. This day is for coming together to honor those who fought and died for our freedom. It is certainly a free day; though not in the sense that many make it. Today isn’t about discounts at your favorite store. It’s not about a day off from work. ... Read more


Solar Eclipse images and Experience 2017 – DuQuion, IL

See all Solar Eclipse images (prints available!) I had this event on my calendar since 2012 or so. The time was dwindling down from years to months, to weeks, to days. I was focused on the weather constantly in the day’s heading into the event. The plan was to head southwest to Nebraska, but as ... Read more


The Art of Photography; the duality of Patience and Spontaneity

“The art of photography involves both patience and spontaneity; the imagination of a somewhat mundane scene as extraordinary (given the right conditions) and the desire to dance when the music plays.” Kristen Westlake ‘Once Was’ I’ve eyed this scene up for the past few months and was waiting for just the right cloud pattern to ... Read more


Methods behind this 85mm PCE image

Nikon d810 Nikkor 85 mm tilt + shift PCE lens stitched images shifted at 30º increments To see or purchase the image The Method and Reasoning: With a full frame camera and an 85 mm focal length, Standing where I did would present a few problems: 1. I had to angle my camera upward to ... Read more


How to change the Perspective of the moon relative to a subject with a long focal length

How to change the Perspective of the moon relative to a subject with a long focal length: .. getting closer to or further from the subject will dramatically change the perspective of the moon to a given subject. The moon is always going to be rendered at approximately .55º in any lens’ angle of view. A ... Read more


The Supermoon superstar 

Holy Hill last night from 3.5 miles away at 600mm. This image was made at 5:30 pm, 72.9º azimuth from where I stood, and 3.1º altitude, just after the moon rose.  My original plan designed the larger than the Holy Hill spires moon (at 3.5 miles away with a 600 mm focal length the moon ... Read more


The Supermoon kisses Trinity Lutheran 

‘Blessed’  the supermoon over Trinity Lutheran Sunday evening. (11/13/2016). Ah, it happened just as I had hoped. I’d wanted to photograph a full moon over my country church on the hill for a long time .. but it never was quite the right sightline. But this evening at 4:31 I saw the big pink ball ... Read more


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