Posted on August 11, 2014
Official portrait of the August Supermoon :) This August full moon is the brightest of the three Supermoons in 2014. The August fullmoon is also called the Sturgeon Moon. The last Supermoon of 2014 will occur on Sept 9th. It will also be known as the Harvest Moon. That big white crater toward the bottom is called Copernicus. It’s easy to see through binoculars. It’s about 60 miles in diameter and 12,000 feet deep. This was shot with a Nikon D800E at 650mm, from Old Brookville, Long Island, New York.
Posted on August 10, 2014
The moon over the trees in Avon, Connecticut, shot with a cheap camera the night before Sunday’s big Supermoon. Sunday night Aug 10th will bring the 2nd of three Supermoons of 2014. A Supermoon appears to be about 14% larger and 30% brighter than normal full moons. The third Supermoon takes place on Sept 9th.
Posted on July 29, 2014
Stormy day at the Tower of London.
Posted on June 18, 2014
I like to go out with an infrared camera at least a couple of times each summer. It’s the best season for lots of leaves and while puffy cumulus clouds which look cool in infrared. Even on the NYC streets there are plenty of trees for infrared. The COUNTRY image is the grounds of the William Cullen Bryant home in Roslyn, Long Island. The second image, the CITY was shot looking down 9th Avenue in the 40’s.
Posted on June 6, 2014
Game in progress! Shooting across a city during the afternoon, especially from far away with a long lens can play havoc with color. First there’s almost always haze. It’s even worse in Los Angeles at this time of day. The concrete and trees are an unusual cast, shooting across great distances in the city with long glass just does this! Something must happen to the photons thru the haze. I like the stadium in it’s neighborhood filled with fans. It’s kind of a miracle to get it this clear on a city, summer afternoon.
Posted on June 4, 2014
When a street musician is really good, people may walk by without looking but everyone notices the playing. This girl turned around for one last look before disappearing out of view down the street. This man could really play.
Posted on June 3, 2014
Marlins Park in Miami has a homerun feature just like CitiField in NY has the giant apple that rises, or the man who comes down the slide at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Marlins have a multicolored mountain with birds and fish that twirl around it. For the first time I almost wasn’t allowed to take a picture at a new ballpark. My tickets were expensive ones down by the field. In the 6th inning I took my camera and got on the escalator to go up way up to the top of the upper deck behind home plate to take this shot. Security looked at my ticket and refused to let me go. The guard said “You’re down there by the field, a great place to see the game.” I asked if I could go up to take a photo of the ballpark but no dice. What made no sense was that I was trying to go up to the CHEAP seats, NOT sneak down to more expensive seats! So what gives?? This had never happened to me before at any of the 22 other ballparks I’ve photographed. You can always walk around and go up to cheaper areas. Even though the upper deck was almost empty he wouldn’t budge. I never cause any trouble so I just thanked him and said it was no big deal. Finally he changed his mind and let me up long enough to take this shot. Very strange. Anyone know if the rules are changing at other ballparks, and why?