Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Cleaning the net...

The "Dragger" in this picture is about 2 miles / 3.2 km from where I was but I managed to get a couple of good handheld shots with the Nikon Coolpix.

Lately I've been leaving the DSLR at home and using either my cell phone or the Coolpix S9700 as my everyday cameras. I find myself far more likely to take pictures with these small lightweight cameras than with the DSLR.

Monday, October 7, 2019


Not quite night time but a good time none the less.

This was taken in Wailea on the south side of Maui. I really do love the sunsets here!

Sunday, October 6, 2019

My version of night photography!

So tonight well after sunset I took this smoked Sockeye Salmon out of the smoker and glazed it with honey while it was still nice and warm then I took this picture...

Does that count as night photography :)

More stars

Still out playing in the dark. The core of the milky way will be gone soon so I'm trying to get a few shots in before it drops below the horizon.

I took this one along the beach in Kihei, Maui.

Friday, October 4, 2019

NIght skies

I have been doing some reading on techniques for shooting the night skies lately so I decided to try some different settings just to see what would happen. 

This is a three second shot. Yes, 3 seconds. The ISO was 25600! The green flashing light on the lighthouse was on for maybe a half second of the exposure.

In retrospect I think I like a little bit longer exposure at a lower ISO but it was fun to see what the camera would do.

Friday, September 6, 2019

The Cave

A cave man with a small fire looking out into the Cosmos.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

I love this time of year! The Milky Way is high in the sky and by 8:00 p.m. I canb be taking photos!

This is another shot from the Hana trip a couple of weeks ago. I will be heading back before the end of August for some more milky way shots.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The stars in Hana

We spent a couple of days camping in an area called Kipahula this weekend, about ten miles past the town of Hana. We got rained on a couple of times at night and shooting the stars was a little hit and miss because of the clouds but if you're up long enough the clouds would go away for a while. 

It also makes you very tired!

Friday, July 26, 2019

Nighttime on the volcano

I went out last night for about an hour just to see some stars. I was not dissappointed!

This is from upcountry Maui near Kula, just about 10 minutes from my house.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Bumble Bee macro...

Found this fuzzy Bumble Bee working over a thistle blossom and got a few pictures before it flew off.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Selective hearing. It's a Maremma thing...

What I said was: "I'll be right back, keep an eye out for Bears and don't touch my sandwich".

What he heard was: Bla bla bla, bla bla bla, bla bla bla, SANDWICH!