A Pleasant Surprise

Back in May 2013 I uploaded a post called Mushrooms. It was a photo I had shot with my newly purchased Canon T3i in the backyard. It was one of those right place, right time kind of shots. The sun was just about to set and the light was hitting these mushrooms perfectly. I immediately loved the photo. Now, you may or may not know, but I am a great fan of open source software and operating systems… Continue reading

At the End of the Rainbow

At the End of the Rainbow


When I got home from work today to begin my weekend, I took off my work boots and tossed them aside. When I looked down at them I saw the prism effect of sunset reflecting off the mirror in the hall. If I would have known the weekend was at the end of the rainbow I would have tried to find it sooner!

Moon at 1000mm

1000mm Moon


For the first time since I got my Rokinon 50mm Mirror Lens the Moon is visible tonight (the weather here in Pa has been pretty crappy). So, I decided to grab my camera, the 500mm and the 2x doubler and grab some shots of our closest neighbor. I can’t wait for the Super Moon coming up on June 23!

A Rare Treat

Mercury and Venus


So tonight, June 3 2013, I got to see a rare sight. Both planets Venus and Mercury visible just above the horizon. Mercury is the hardest of the inner planets to see because of it’s close proximity to the sun. This photo was taken from the front porch, Venus can be seen just above the horizon with Mercury above and to the left.


Ironic that I hate mushrooms as a food, but find them fascinating to photograph! I just recieved my new Canon EF 40mm lens today and promptly fired up the camera and took some macro shots out in the back yard. With all the rain we had over the weekend, these mushrooms started popping up… figured they were a good starting place for my new lens. What do you think?

Taken with Canon T3i with an EF 40mm lens.

Taken with Canon T3i with an EF 40mm lens.

Back Yard Time Lapse

Since I got my Canon T3i I haven’t really been using my camera phone. While sitting out in the back yard the other day I was watching the clouds go by on the horizon and thought… that might look cool in time lapse. So, I pulled out my Samsung Galaxy Nexus, fired up the LapseIt Pro app and did a little time lapse photography… enjoy.

Weather is Blowing In

We’ve been lucky here in north east Pennsylvania… it’s been a beautiful 4 or 5 days, weather-wise. According to the weatherman, that’s about to change. It looks like rain for the next few days and these clouds rolling in seem to confirm that. Of course, clouds and old as dirt power poles do make some interesting photographs.


Waiting for the Storm

It’s summertime in Florida and Hurricane Season is just starting to ramp up! We’ve already had one Tropical Storm come through a few weeks ago, but there are currently several weather systems brewing out in the Atlantic Ocean. This picture, from last night (Aug. 9, 2012) shows what they call a Tropical Wave, I’ve never heard the term before now. It is capable of kicking up large, lightening and wind packed storms in a hurry.

Photo taken with my LG Esteem Android phone.