Hello & Goodby, “So long, and Thanks for all the fish”

m51

the Whirlpool Galaxy M51, Orion ED80 Telescope / D7000

Here we are

at the end

of

2016

 

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Beyond my Vision

Triangulum Galaxy , aka Messier 33. is 2.7 million light-years away.

Triangulum Galaxy , aka Messier 33. It is 2.7 million light-years away. A Galaxy much like our own. Photo from my front yard.

I stand in my front yard and look upwards to the stars.  Sadly I can only see the brightest because of the Light pollution caused by all the city lights. (more…)

Still Kickin just focused on Stars

All Starry Eyed

M31  Andomeda Galaxy

M31 Andromeda Galaxy

I’m still around, I know I haven’t been active of late, I’ve been recovering and spending more time on life and family.  My photography has taken a bit of a side track from film & terrestrial objects to the Stars and digital captures. (more…)

Old Gold – Fast Glass

Nikkor 200mm f/2 MF lens

Nikkor 200mm f/2 MF lens mounted on a Star Adventurer astro photography mount

Here you see a rare piece of fast Nikkor glass.  It is the early Manual focus version of today’s fast VR AF version.  But I will say this . . . Fast Glass never grows old, it is just re-purposed (more…)

Marauder in Paradise

There arose a terrible commotion from the front yard, out in the tree . . . so I went out to have a look.  The Robins were raising hell with something near their nest, and a few other birds had joined in as well . . . obviously something was terribly wrong and all the poor Robins could do was squawk in protest . . . As I walked closer to get a better view of the commotion it became all to clear what was happening and who was the villain . . .

Western Scrub Jay

Western Scrub Jay

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When I’m not shooting Film

The “Question” was . . . What do you do when your NOT shooting film . . .

well

Female Hooded Oriole

Female Hooded Oriole in my garden at my feeders . . .

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What’s a paper Negative

I keep getting this question when I am out shooting or when I post a scan . . . What’s a paper negative?

paper negative

As you can see in this example image the Negative is to the left and the positive is to the right, this is a paper negative

Basically I am using photographic printing paper in place of film of the same size.  You can cut down the photographic print paper to fit any camera format or pin hole camera the same as film and (more…)

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