The life of a corporate portrait photographer who likes to shoot just about anything.

Posts tagged “astronomy

Sun Halo over Reykjavik

Iceland, Reykjavik, Sun Halo

I was standing in front of the Reykjavik Parliament building waiting for the right moment to take my photograph when I looked up (never forget to look up) and I spotted the ring. Never having seen one before, I excitedly motioned to people around me to also look up.
FYI – the ring is caused by sunlight passing through ice crystals in cirrus clouds within the Earth’s atmosphere.

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Nighttime in Moab

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah, Nighttime, Night, Stars, Universe

The Universe and the Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Utah.


One Small Step For Man…

Full Moon

…One Giant Leap For Mankind.
July 20, 1969
47 Years ago today.


Searching the Heavens

Radio Telescope, VLA, Very Large Array, Astronomy

A radio telescope, part of the Very Large Array, in Socorro, New Mexico.


Mercury Transit

Mercury, Sun, Sunspots, Planets, Solar System, Planet, Solar, Astronomy

On May 9th, the planet Mercury crossed in front of the sun.
This was the first time since 2006 that such a transit was visible from Earth.
Using my telescope and camera, I captured an image.
Also photographed were some sunspots.


The Universe

Milky  Way Galaxy, Dinosaur National Monument, Utah, Astronomy, Night sky, Stars

A view of our Milky Way Galaxy from Dinosaur National Monument in Utah.
On the left side, the dotted light is a plane.
On the right side, the white line was a meteor burning up in Earth’s atmosphere.


VLA

VLA, Very Large Array, New Mexico, Radio Telescopes, Astronomy

VLA – The Very Large Array.
Radio Telescopes in New Mexico scan the heavens.