Saturday, September 27, 2008

Night Sky in Yutan

I drove to Yutan, Nebraska at 10:45pm on the 27th to get some late season summer milkyway shots before Jupiter starts to set, The stuff I came up with is the best focused I have gotten ever for night sky shots. I am pleased with how it came out, but I wish the skies were darker. Hopefully when I go to North platte, Ill get some nicely focused shots of Orion and the pleaides. Anyways for now here is the best one... I also took some Macro shots a few days ago I'm thinking about posting so maybe tommarow, but I gotta go to bed.


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

First Sunset of Fall

got a good sunset on a day I dont work. It had many stages too, so now im going to have to post a few images. The pleaides moon occultation was okay, but the light pollution basically makes all astronomical viewing crap. So I can't wait to go to North Platte, and Minnesota this fall. Well here are some of the best ones...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Harvest Moon

Here are a few images from today, The harvest moon, shot through the telescope, which is pretty blurry, but I couldnt do much about that. But Its pretty good, I need to get a camera adapter for it, to get the best shots.

Just messin around with light graffiti eariler in the day, here's a few pictures. Im going to North platte in November, But I just realized that it'll be nearly a full moon, so Ill have to wake up at 4am to get good pictures of Orion then, but itll be worth it!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Update: September 13

Latey everything has been boring, its been raining for 48 hours now, and just stopped, as for photos, I saw a volcanic sunset again, but didnt get to my camera in time cause I was at work. Oh yeah, I might not get as many good photos, cause Im working a lot more, but that will pay off with better photos later, with the new lens. I will still keep the D40 in my car though, cause you never know what will happen.

I pretty much ready for school to be over, I stayed home on wednesday and it felt great (ironic?)
No but not going to school was good. I need time to speed up, I just got a check from work, but have to wait for two more to get out of debt. Thats a month :( as soon as I do though, ill be flying through, to the laptop working 30 hours a week.

Not sure if anyone saw the link on the side of the page, for the recent photos... heres one as well... Recent photos 2008
those are roughly the best of 2008, actually, im going to put some more up there right now, cause I know I got some better lightning pictures than that.

looking into the future, another murray hill trip might happen on friday, it would be more observing, over pictures, but im going to take some. Might even see orion rise early enough for some nebulae observing, otherwise, I really want to see andromeda galaxy.

Also, in October, ill be going back to rivercrest for a retreat, so im bound to have some night shots, as long as its not cloudy. Other than that their are no plans, except for probably christmas in Minnesota, not even sure that'll happen though.

you should definately check out the links to the right, because they are all amazing photographers, but check back soon, hopefully we'll get something going here...

Just came across this photo from July thunderstorm it has great contrast...

crazy RFD

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Football and sunset

I thought this was Funny, Bring the couch to the game! this was millard south and westside playing, Final was 27 to 24 Millard South. Anyways, Right after I took the first picture, I was driving to the store to get some money to get into the game, when I came out I saw the sky was clearing to the west and I thought it was going to be a great sunset, though I found out is wasnt. So I wasted gas driving to zorinsky lake, but did get two pictures, at the bottom of the post.

Got to Zorinsky and walked to the dam, and sure enough, it sucked, I though when the gets down far enough, its going to reflect all kinds of colors, but the sun went behind some upper level clouds and prevented anything cool from happening. Then I saw some flowers, and it made the trip ok, but not good.

Not sure which one I liked best so I put them both up

I need to do this panorama from the 50 yard line next time, hopefully next time will be soon.

Bad News, Ill probably be needing to find a new job, because of some problems lately which means, itll be longer till the new sigma, but what do you do?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Old/New Stuff

I didnt have this site up eariler this summer, and didnt get a chance to post these images, and now I have finally got the panorama I wanted of this day, though it didnt turn out too well, I know I need to take more photos vertically. But Here they are from Early June...
I did catch some day lightning on this day, but I didnt think it was post worthy, though I went into Fremont the next day and noticed on the front page of the paper a bolt of lighting with the sunset reflection, very similar to the ones I took, so that encouraged me a bunch!

Hopefully Ill have some actual new photos soon

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Finally something!

well got a lot more than I expected today, it rained from 11-230 ish, then I had to work, but during my break at 8, I noticed a beautiful sunset unfolding, so of corse I booked it home, and got my camera, took 3 photos and put them into a panorama. Later the clouds kept their sunset colors for 40 minutes or so, then venus poped out, and I was like ahhh! another good opportunity, though I didnt get those photos, but here is my panoramic sunset...

Tommarow, I should be getting my speakers for my car, as the old ones dont work anymore ( I only had $60 before this, and now im living off like $15 till friday, when I get my first paycheck since I came back.) , I dont have to work, so ill get that put together. Hopefully another sweet sunset tommarow.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Sweet new panorama program

I just came across a cool new panorama program that helps you make better panoramas. Back in June I was south of South of North Bend, NE with a pretty sweet panorama of thunderstorms all around me and took a 360 veiw with about 9 pictures, though, I needed to take more picture of the sky without the foreground, but lesson learned, below, is a 13 image stich of the view of my frontyard, and my Ford Contour in the driveway. Now that I know I can make panoramas with realtive ease, ill be keeping that in mind for those sweet sunsets, that cover the entire sky. And pretty much everything else.

In fact unless something starts happening around, (anything weather related) like thunderstorms, Auroras, some good sunsets, Fog, or a comet. Most of the updates will be for cool panoramas. I cant wait for winter now, this summer has sucked!
My current plan, is to save up for a laptop, this fall, and by christmas, to have a new sigma 10-20mm. Hopefully things will work out for that plan to happen. Im working alot more now, and my car is paid off, so money should come faster!


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