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

Posts tagged “science

One Small Step For Man…

Full Moon

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

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Searching the Heavens

Radio Telescope, VLA, Very Large Array, Astronomy

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


VLA

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

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


Comet Hale-Bopp

Comet Hale-Bopp - 1997

A friend asked me if I took photos of the SuperMoon/Lunar eclipse on Sunday (9-27-15). I had to tell her that I didn’t. I have been CURSED for years! Whenever there is an astronomical event on a specific day, it has “almost” always been OVERCAST. And, on Sunday, it was TOTALLY overcast again. The last time I took a lunar eclipse photo, and I’m not exaggerating, was in 1989.
In 1997 I was able to take photos of Comet Halle-Bopp because comets don’t come and go in 1 night. I had my Olympus OM-1 camera loaded with B&W film connected to my telescope. I took a series of shots, and not being sure of the exposure, timed them from 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Also timing those exposures was done the old-fashioned way because I didn’t have a watch with a second hand. I had to count  – 1 mississippi, 2 mississippi, etc. The film was developed and the photo printed in my darkroom.


The Moon…

moon

…during the day.


Scanning the Heavens

Radio Telescope, VLA, Very Large Array, Astronomy

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


Radio Telescopes…

Very Large Array, VLA, astronomy, Radio Telescopes, Science, Outer space

…known as the Very Large Array (VLA).
Just outside Socorro, New Mexico.
As someone with an interest in astronomy,
(I have my own telescope)
I have wanted to see these telescopes for years.
I finally made. And it was “up close, and personal”.
And it was at sunset.