I’ve done astrophotography before, but usually only picked up the Milky Way through looong exposures as it wasn’t visible to the naked eye. Hunting Island, however, is so dark and isolated that I looked up one night and realized I could actually see it for myself. Excitement ensued, and I ran onto the beach to grab these shots (and cursed myself for not bringing a tripod on our trip). Despite the wind and my makeshift picnic table “tripod”, I got some really pretty images.
I took way too many pictures while I was in Asia, so I just put together a few mini-collages with some of my favorites. I might put up more at some point!
Here are some of my potential submissions to Wonderful West Virginia Magazine’s “Day in the Life” photo competition.
I spent a recent Saturday touring a bit of West Virginia history: the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston.
Charleston’s Fourth of July fireworks coincided perfectly with a nearby thunderstorm, resulting in a unique photo opportunity!
I took some photos of the derecho that came through West Virginia on June 29th. There were some pretty wicked clouds that evening!
In 2010 I had the opportunity to travel through Tibet, from the capital city, Lhasa, to Mount Everest and the Himalayas.
The last space shuttle launch was on July 8th, and I was lucky enough to see Atlantis on her way.