Meteor Shower or Meteor Storm?

Tomorrow evening a meteor shower is predicted. That’s Friday May 23, 2014 for those who may read this years from now (I can dream can’t I?). The meteor shower might be so intense that it could be a meteor storm, whatever that is, but no one knows for sure. I’ve seen the odd shooting star but I have never seen a meteor shower. Well, in reality I have been out watching for a meteor shower but not much happened. Only a few brief streaks across the sky and nothing more. People have been asking how to make images of tomorrow’s event. Well here…

Just having fun!

I received a new camera the other day, a Ricoh GR IV. While I was looking through the owner’s manual I saw something I had to try. The longest exposure possible on this small point and shoot camera is 180 seconds. A three minute exposure to work with! My other point and shoots only go up to 60 seconds so I wanted to see how this camera did at 3 minutes. This particular night there was a full moon and clear skies, the perfect conditions for making some images using long exposures. Our front yard faces northeast and there are…

Fog

Every now and then atmospheric and terrestrial conditions are just right and come together to allow us to live in the clouds for a brief while. We call it fog, I think, because way back when no sane person wanted to admit to living in the clouds, even for a fleeting few minutes or hours. I love the fog. I like looking at foggy landscapes. I like driving through it even though it can be nerve racking to do so. I like feeling the cool mist on my face and most of all, I like photographing fog. Some areas are…

Where have you been for the past three weeks?

In the previous post, I said I was going to post a photo a day of my yard. So, what happened? Well, that’s a very good question. As happens often with me when I set out to do a personal project, the universe has another plan! Several things have been going on some good and some not so good. I’ve felt a bit ill on a few occasions, staying in bed trying to sweat out a fever is not my idea of fun but it beats being really sick for a few days. I have signed a contract with Digital…