Our little fuzz balls are one year old!
Thursday morning was the long-delayed launch of the ULA Atlas V AEHF-5 mission. Lift-off was scheduled for 5:44 AM. It was going to be a long night.
I went out on Sunday and Monday nights to shoot some meteors, star trails, and Milky Way shots.
Take that, Blackbird ground speed check!
Ok, it’s just two bees. This first fellow was captured just as he was revving the engines to take off.
I finally got my film from the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg developed and scanned. I shot these on a Minolta XG-M paired with a Rokkor-X 50mm f/1.7 lens. I brought three rolls of film, one for each day: Kodak Ektar 100 (Friday), Illford Delta 100 (Saturday), and Fujichrome Velvia 100 (Sunday). Sunday was very hectic…
After several years of shooting from different spots and trying different things, I couldn’t be happier with these shots.
After last year’s 4th of July disaster where St. Pete’s fireworks were given away by the delivery driver to other cities on his route, I am so ready.
Wow. I didn’t put the launch pic as the header. You’re going to have to open the post to see it. Wow. What a launch. And landing. Wow.
Here are a few more Milky Way shots from my recent outing. I’ve also included a re-edit of a SpaceX launch from last year.
I finally got around to working on my Milky Way shots from last week.
Had a couple shooting gigs this week. First up was Tav Falco’s Panther Burns.
I tried playing around with focus stacking for the first time.
I did a whole lot of shooting this past week.
Sprung mom from the hospital tonight.
After having a very stressful and exhausting almost two weeks, I dragged myself out of bed for Cars & Coffee on Saturday.
The Mom is still in the hospital. She’s getting better but there are a few lingering issues that the docs are trying to wrap their heads around. She’ll probably be discharged in a few days if she keeps improving. Finger’s crossed.
My mom has been in the hospital since Friday. So I’m dealing with it the best way I can. Taking pictures.
Busy week. Last weekend we had some clear skies and moon rising after 3:30 am, so I went out to get some more Milky Way shots.