Tonight at 8:45. PM, SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon 9 Nusantara Satu, Beresheet, and S5 Mission. This was the first Florida rocket launch of 2019. Nusantara Satu is an Indonesian communications satellite. S5 is an Air Force research laboratory. But most importantly is Beresheet, the first privately operated…
I finally remembered to get out and shoot with the XG-M that has been languishing in a drawer. I had been occasionally using the 45 mm and 50mm lenses from it on my Nikon; mostly the 50mm.
Got up and out of the house before the sun was up for a Cars and Coffee on Saturday. Since the sun was actually above the horizon when I first got there, I started out using the 1963 Nikon 50mm. It did a glorious job.
When I was out shooting in Tampa the other week, something weird happened. With the 50mm lens on my camera, after having shot with it for a while, the camera displayed an error message.
To all you Photog folks in the cold (which might be all of you except me), stay safe and warm.
Went shooting in downtown Tampa today with a friend. Haven’t been over there to shoot in a while and it was good to approach it with someone else. We helped each other see things that maybe we would have individually missed.
So last night was that moon thing.
I’ve been chasing this shot for a while now and finally got it last night.
FYI - This post contains 55 pictures. You have been warned. Enjoy.
This was Wednesday’s sunset with the crumbling Redington Long Pier. The pier has stood forever but was closed about 9 months ago for repairs. While it sat, not getting repaired we had one helluva storm a few weeks back.
I was hoping to catch some Quadrupleioids or whatever they’re called that peaked the night before, but I came up empty.
After careful consideration, I decided these are my favorite/best pictures from 2018. I’m posting them in chronological order.
If you may remember, St. Petersburg didn’t have 4th of July fireworks in 2018. The vendor gave ours away to other customers while making his rounds. We were his final stop. What he showed up with was a fraction of what was ordered. I was bummed. I love fireworks.
I finally finished editing the last of my Geminid Meteor Shower pics.
I went downtown tonight to shoot our city’s lights. They seemed to have less up than previous years, but there were still some cool shots to be had.
This was not the shot I planned for, but I’ll take it.
Does everyone want to do a “Best of 2018” post of some kind?
I went on three nighttime adventures in the last week.
I’ve been trying to photograph an Iridium Flare for a while now, but it never seems to work out. Rain/clouds have been the biggest reason. With the end of the Iridium flares fast approaching, I gave it the old college try on Wednesday morning.
This fellow has been living in our back yard. We first spotted it when it was a wee little thing, no bigger than a kitten. Now it’s about the size of an average cat. I’ve been contacted by someone who runs an opossum sanctuary. I think they want to trap and rescue it as albinos are vulnerable as they stand out more.…