Power Cell

April 21st, 2014

I was in Tahoka, Texas. That storm cell was bigger than a major city. It was so far away that I could hear no sound from it at all, in spite of the constant lightning. That’s what made me stop the car. I had never seen lightning go constantly for that long. When it lit up, it almost resembled a mushroom cloud.

f/4, ISO 800, 38mm, 30 sec

f/4, ISO 800, 38mm, 30 sec

I waited far too long to take a long exposure. It started out much closer to me. I began by trying to get some video footage of it. A cop pulled up to see if I needed help. we both chatted a while, in complete awe of what we were seeing. All the while, the storm was heading away from me as fast as possible. Zoom in to see the detail of the storm and its lightning. I posted the wide shot because of all the colors that showed up in the long exposure. Just look at all that green grass! See those stars that are lines instead of points? That’s really how far they move through the sky in just half a minute.

How to Succeed with Brunettes, 1967

April 17th, 2014

Blood Moon!

April 13th, 2014
(800mm, f/8, 1/400)

Full Moon (800mm, ISO 100, f/8, 1/400)

First, the moon went away.

Lunar Eclispe

Lunar Eclispe (800mm, ISO 100, 1/250, f/8)

Then it turned red! There was so little light that focusing became a real problem. I don’t reccommend the full size picture. This one looks much sharper.

Blood Moon

Blood Moon (800mm, ISO 1600, 1/600, f/8)

The Stop Sign you can’t miss!

April 11th, 2014

Fingers don’t fing.

April 10th, 2014

On low notes or high,
All singers will sing.
But fingers don’t fing.
So don’t bother to try.

With joyful emotion,
Those divers will dive.
But rivers don’t rive.
They just run to the ocean.

By night or by day,
The blowers will blow.
But flowers don’t flow.
It is just not their way.

Wherever you go,
The hinters will hint.
But winters don’t wint.
There is far too much snow.

Online or in shops,
Browsers will browse.
But trousers don’t trouse,
Not the bottoms or tops.

All the money they’ve got,
The betters will bet.
But sweaters don’t sweat,
No matter how hot.

Some say it is true,
That ushers will ush.
But powers don’t pow.
Hold on… maybe they do!

The many faces of my camera

April 8th, 2014

When you get an all-in-one camera, it only does what it was built to do. It won’t get any better or worse. The biggest strength of system camera is that it is capable of becoming just about anything. Of course, that is also its biggest problem. When you get a system camera, you will never, ever, be finished paying for it. It will want you to buy it new toys forever.

Not including the tripod, this is the original kit I got from Sony.

Standard Mode

Standard Mode

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The Moon

April 8th, 2014

Until tonight, this was the best picture of the moon I had ever taken.

Shot with Sony A7 kit zoom at 70mm

Shot with Sony A7 kit zoom at 70mm

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New lens

April 7th, 2014

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Drive-by Sunset

March 23rd, 2014

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The Lion’s Teeth

March 23rd, 2014

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