Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Local photographer

Although his lenses are a lot larger than most, local photographer of the universe Wayne Karuth sent me some of his amazing images of the moon. Wayne enjoys imaging things that most of us will never even see in our lifetime.

Follow this link over to his awesome site to see some more of his amazing work. Great job!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Star trail image

Digital cameras can be awesome when used as a professional tool. However, as an artistic tool they can leave us unhappy.

Point is that with long exposures digital cameras can contaminate our images with noise and such artifacts, and the batteries do not last as long as we wish they would.

With that said, here is another image that I took while in Arizona. The star trails stop short due to battery life, but what can we do.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Light painting in Arizona

I have returned from my two week vacation in Arizona, and I am just now starting to sort out my images. I wanted to put up one of my light painting images from the night desert.

This image was taken just after sunset, as a long exposure. I “painted in” this cactus using a flashlight. The light had a “gridded snoot” on it as well, just to make sure that two things did not happen. The first thing is that I didn't want to expose the ground, and second, I didn't want to expose the flashlight tip in the image.

More images and information about how I got them to come soon!