Friday, July 12th, 2013

Night Photos-Planets

Venus and Pink Beds in Fog-Blue Ridge Parkway-North Carolina

The images on the “Night Photos” pages are selected from blog posts, but these pages include only a sampling of the relevant images. If you want to see all of the content for a certain topic, use the blog’s “Search” feature.

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Saying Goodbye To Old Friends & Exploring New Frontiers

Orionid Meteor-Big Dipper-Venus-Blue Ridge Parkway-North Carolina

Note: I shot every image in this post from the same location. In this recent galactic post, I talked about exploring those “one of these days” places that we all drive by on the way to somewhere else. Well, now I want to talk a little bit about those “somewhere else” places that we’re always on Read more... you know you want to.

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Nightly Night Photo – Dawn In Burano

Dawn in Burano

During the day, throngs of visitors descend upon the little village of Burano, which is just across the bay from Venice. But at night, Burano settles down to the sleepy village that it was before it became a tourist attraction. 

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

The Photographer’s Planet

Venus in the dawn twilight

I love Venus. The “morning star.” The brightest of the stars and planets. The fact that it often shines low on the horizon during twilight, and is bright enough to record easily in photos. Venus is a photographer’s planet. But my favorite thing about Venus? That’s where all the women are from!

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Today’s Photo of the Night

Saturn and the crescent moon at Cape Lookout Lighthouse.

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Today’s Night Photo – Venus Over Venice

Night photo of Grand Canal in Venice

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Nocturnal Image of the Day – Venus and the Crescent Moon

Venus and crescent moon in twilight sky

New moon is a night photographer’s best friend. It’s the time to photograph the night sky and capture the stars and Milky Way in all their glory. And in the few days just before and just after the new moon, you have the bonus of a thin crescent moon in the twilight sky. In the days Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Nightly Night Photo – Lunar Halo

Lunar halo around the full moon

My wife is a lunatic. And I’m sure glad that she is. Otherwise, she might not have stepped outside last month during the full moon to gaze at the sky. I was preparing for bed when she ran back inside to tell me there was a bright ring around the moon. Waiting for me outside was Read more... you know you want to.

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Photographing the Transit of Venus

Sunstar over New River in West Virginia

By now, most of you have heard about the transit of Venus that will occur on Tuesday or Wednesday. (If you haven’t, I’d like to come and visit you sometime. I enjoy spelunking!) Venus transits are among the rarest of celestial events, occurring in pairs eight years apart, but with the pairs separated by over Read more... you know you want to.