First Shot at the Milky Way

I have been wanting to try my hand at astrophotography lately, and figured I would try to capture the Milky Way.  The weather agreed last night, with a perfectly clear sky, so I made the trek down to Itasca State Park in the early hours of the morning.  The Milky Way was positioned to the South/Southeast, making it a great backdrop for the Mississippi Headwaters.  Being the Headwaters would be in silhouette, I knew I would have to light paint them.  This was my first attempt at light painting a landscape, so it was an interesting shoot.

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April 2014 Lunar Eclipse

In the early morning hours of April 15, 2014, there was a full lunar eclipse. I was a little worried about the weather, as we had cloud cover for a few days leading up to the event.  Fortunately the skies cleared before sunset, and stayed pristine through the entire eclipse.  I was able to photograph the entire event from my back yard.  Here are some images.  The first is the moon at full eclipse.  The next 2 are composites I put together of the eclipse in various stages.

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Old Car City

While in the Atlanta area last month, I took the quick trip to Old Car City in White, GA, about 45 minutes from my hotel.  They claim to have over 4500 American, pre-1975 cars, and after visiting I would believe it.  I was not sure what to expect with a place called Old Car City, but it was a blast to shoot.  I would definitely recommend a stop if you are in the Atlanta area.  Since I was somewhat limited on time, I mainly found myself shooting badges and front ends of these aging relics.

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Railway Museum

I was in the Atlanta area last week for training.  While I was there I hit a few museums, one of which was the Southeast Railway Museum.  I have always loved trains, and this museum has a collection of rail cars and other vehicles, like buses, classic taxi’s…etc.  They allow access to many of the rail cars and photography.  One of the more interesting ones was an old Post Office Car.

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