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Great American Eclipse

The Great American Eclipse swept over the United States on Aug 21, 2017. Millions have seen the magnificent corona. My wife and I and 40 of our closest eclipse loving friends have returned from the Grand Tetons region where we had an amazing eclipse camp. We watched and photographed the eclipse from Swan Valley Idaho …

Happy Holidays

It has been a very turbulent year. I hope yours was a good one. Personally, it was a good year for me. Of course every year has its sad and hard moments, but adding all the plusses and minuses, it was a good year. I had time to take some photographs, amongst which this image …

What is that in front of the Sun

May 9, 2016 there was a rare event. The planet Mercury passed in front of the Sun. This is called a transit. Mercury sweeps around the Sun in 88 day, however because the Earth and Mercury’s plane of orbit are tilted from each other most of the time Mercury misses the disk of the Sun …

Another eclipse trilogy

Last post I wrote about the trilogy of sequences for the three different kinds of eclipses I completed. This time I write about a trilogy of lunar eclipses. We have had 3 total lunar eclipses in the past 12 months. You might think well, if you have seen one, you’ve seen them all, but that’s …

Sequence trilogy

In 2005 I attempted my first sequence. It was a sequence of an annular solar eclipse. Some friends and I traveled to Madrid to see and photograph this amazing event. We went to the Parque del Buen Retiro with the statue King Alfonso XII. I figured it was possible to catch the sequence between a …

The story behind the picture 3

Some photographs just do not come straight out of the box. Most good photographs either need careful preparation like being at the right place at the right time and not mess it up when you get the chance to take the image. Or, a photograph needs a special kind of post processing to re-create the …

A year has passed

Time flies. How quickly did 2014 pass by? I hope you had a great year. My year started with a big low, but from there it took off. I visited Japan and saw some great friends, snow monkeys and three amazing Rolling Stones shows. I finished my five year appointment at Stanford University where I …

Uranus was Mooned

October 8, 2014 was a special night. There was a total lunar eclipse visible from large parts of the world. Now that is neat, a lunar eclipse is not that common, but that wasn’t the special part. The thing that made this event extra special was the fact that the planet Uranus was visible right …

Happy holiday season

Merry Christmas and a happy new year! Hopefully, you can all look back to a great 2013. My year was pretty awesome. I was able to travel on three continents, see The Rolling Stones and many more fantastic concerts, and I got to take some photos this year as well. The highlight of my year …

The story behind the picture 2

Some photographs just do not come straight out of the box. Most good photographs either need careful preparation like being at the right place at the right time and not mess it up when you get the chance to take the image. Or, a photograph needs a special kind of post processing to re-create the …

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