2017 Solar Eclipse

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


Belt of Venus 

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