Monday, August 18, 2008

Update: August 18th

Just Went through all the photos I took over the last year, Organized them into New more managable Folders. I deleted about 1000 so far and still have about 3000 to go through, It takes time! I spent Probably 2 1/2 hours tonight on this. I have also decided to make a small portfolio, probably containing 10-15 of my best Images, that I might post in a week or so.

Friday night I went to camp rivercrest, to work saturday morning and saturday afternoon. They have a 60ft. observation tower, that is 100ft. above the platte river, it has a great view of Fremont and areas north and east of there. The Tower seen here...

Before I left, I noticed the forecast had patchy Dense fog. I thought, wouldnt it be sweet to be up on the tower, with thick fog below! Like your above the clouds. That night me and a few friends went swimming in the platte river, until midnight or so, then headed to the tower. under a full moon it was very bright, almost daylight bright, so I took a picture of the platte and the western part of fremont seen below in the moonlight...

I woke up as the sun came up and looked around... NO FOG! aaahhhgg. All the fog I could see was way out inbetween fremont and blair, I guess there was a lot where Mike Hollingshead was in western Iowa, he got some great photos here.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Night at the Lake

There hasnt been much going on lately, it hasnt rained here for a month until tonight. Came across Kim Randolph's Pbase account, and she is an amazing photographer, you should check her out, her work made me realize that photography isn't all about luck, its about planning ahead, having good awareness of events and weather conditions. Tonight I went out to lake zorinsky intending to get some sunset pictures, though there was no sunset, clouds took over the western sky, so I had to come home with something so, I went down to the lake and took some pictures of moonlight reflection on the lake. heres a few for now...

Monday, August 4, 2008

Murray Hill

Last Thursday I went up to Murray Hill, located a few miles NW of Little sioux, IA, with a few friends to take some star pictures and capture the International Space station on camera. We left Fremont, NE at 9:25pm and got there at 10:40pm. The hike to the top is about 1/4 mile, and the bluff itself is about 300ft from the valley floor, so we had to hike up roughly 150-200ft to get to the top, no biggie. Being located almost exactly inbetween omaha, and sioux city, light pollution isnt a problem except for at the horizon. visible limiting magnitude was between 6-6.5 pretty good considering it only took an hour to get here. Milkyway was very clear, and once at the top thats the first thing I tried...

It is so difficult to focus on the stars, its going to take some practice. Then at 11:04pm the International space station began to rise and it was very bright, I caught two pictures of it here...

That night we saw the coolest meteor, it was green, and it exploded! Im pretty sure it was an early persied, as the peak is on August 11th, I think I might be heading back there that night. Then here are a few looking north, these turned out better because near the north star, they dont move as fast, so there are more stars and less trails with a longer shutter speed.

Im going to be heading up to valentine, NE in a few days, and possibly montana, for some star shots. I think ill post on here more since I have a reliable camera, and I take 2000 photos a month.

Tyler Burg


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