On August 21, 2017 the United States was treated to a total solar eclipse. As I happen to live near the path of totality, I couldn't pass up the chance to see it and try to get a couple pictures of the event. We made plans to visit a friend who lived nearer the central … Continue reading 2017 Solar Eclipse
Another of my Project366 photos, this was taken behind the local community college in Saint Charles. The 'Belt of Venus' is an atmospheric phenomenon that occurs just before sunrise or just after sunset. It's not particularly rare, but this pinkish band often goes unnoticed because most eyes are drawn to the actual sunrise or sunset. … Continue reading Belt of Venus
I hadn't really intended to go out and shoot the moon the evening of November 13th; but with everyone talking about the "supermoon" and wondering how to take a picture of it, I decided to take a shot myself. One key to shooting the moon is to include something else in the shot. For me … Continue reading Supermoon
A number of my Project366 photos are of ordinary or everyday objects. What's more extraordinarily ordinary than our hands? We use them all day long. You may even have them in your field of view right now if viewing this on a mobile device. The idea here was simple... Use the self timer to take … Continue reading Hands – Project366 photo
This image from my Project 366 collection took awhile to capture. It's a single exposure with no special effects or compositing. Only some minimal contrast/brightness adjustments. I set up a wireless flash on each side, one red the other blue, and propped up a small led flashlight pointing at the area. I prefocused on my target area, and … Continue reading Spun – Project366 Photo
More light painting from my January project 366 photos. The colorful streaks are from a flashlight as I walked towards then away from the camera during several long exposures. I used different colored gels over the flashlight each time and then combined them all into one image.
This light painting is one of my project366 images from January. It was a fun one that took several tries to get right. I started with a dark room, and lit the chair with a flashlight during a long exposure. Then I went back and drew in the stick man with a blue filter over … Continue reading Stickman Portrait Session – Project366 Photo