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Friday, March 30, 2012

Bryce Canyon - Panoramic View - Courtesy of "AutoStitch"

Courtesy of the free download "AutoStitch", 6 photos stitched for this panoramic view of Bryce Canyon, Utah. Photos taken with a Canon 550D, Tamron 18-270mm lens @18mm.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Red Canyon Light Art

This was a fun time with my wife, Jena; son-in-law, Chris; and grandaughter Melia, who painted this red rock with light as we exposed for 15 seconds. That bright object is Venus, and the grouping of stars above Venus is Pleiades (aka Seven Sisters). We went through several trial-and-error attempts before this shot. Taken with a Canon 550D, 15 sec exposure, ISO 200, f3.5 at 18mm. Taken at the Red Canyon area just west of Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.
Thanks, Melia for the excellent job.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Snow Storm Art

Here are a few snow storm pictures taken by our security camera last night.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Rainbow from the Dining Room Table

A few DVDs arranged on our dining room table. Reflections from normal room lighting. Picture taken with a Canon 550D, Tamron 18-270mm lens, 1/2 sec exposure, F22, ISO 800.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Reflections on a Night Stand

I woke at 2 AM, and looked at the hotel nightstand for the alarm clock, and saw this. The yellow alarm clock face reflected through a bottle of water. Taken with a Lumix, 15 sec exposure. Good night!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

M42 in Orion - From the front yard

The neighbors thought I was crazy. But, not bad for almost a full moon lighting the sky. Taken with a Canon 550D, Tamron 200mm lens, 2 secs per image, ISO 3200, f5.6. 100 images stacked in DeepSkyStacker.  The picture below is the same as the one above, except the neighboring stars and other space "objects" are also identified. Thanks to the program called UniMap from

Monday, March 5, 2012

Rock Candy

Actually, a close up of colored glass and rock chips. Taken with a Canon 550D, Tamron 18-270 mm lens at 270 Macro. ISO 320, 1/400 second, f6.3