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Moon Quarter Close Up

Moon Quarter Close Up
Moon Quarter Close Up

Moon Quarter Close Up

It’s not magic using a 12 inch Meade LX 200 at 3200mm, I need to take 6 images of the moon to mosaic together a full image. This left 1/3rd of a waning Crescent/last quarter). I took this in infra-red so the color is artificial. Infra-red comes out pretty and pink raw out of the camera. This is more like it was at the time I took it not far from the horizon. The seeing was good that night. That was the mystical part….

The joy of “Mirrorless” removable lens cameras is that you get what you see in the eyepiece (or backLCD) BEFORE you click the shutter. Working in manual mode on a Mirrorless, you instantly know what your settings are doing, you watch it live on the screen. This is NOT a DSLR camera routine where you approximate the settings, take a photo, check the image on the LCD. Then you reset your setting better….. Rinse and Repeat until you get the shot.

I wouldn’t even consider buying the best possible DSLR versus a 1500 dollar mirrorless removable lens camera. Not even close. Mirrorless allows you instant feed back to your actions. If you are gear shopping, I strongly suggest you find out about mirrorless camera bodies that take removable lenses. As with anything else, you get what you pay for. I use Sony Alpha 7R series extensively though I have a couple of consumer level Canon M series cameras. I’m currently using the smaller chip cameras (not full frame like the Sony) for astro/big telescope as this image.

Location: Bliss Dinosaur Ranch, Wyoming/Montana borderlands (Wyotana)

Title: Moon Quarter Close Up

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Perspective is Everything #5 From the Pines Point of View

Perspective is Everything #5 From the Pines Point of View
Perspective is Everything #5 From the Pines Point of View

Perspective is indeed Everything (#5) from the Pines POV was captured last January as I had plowed about 2 miles of backcountry trail so as to get me up on the ridges so I could work the landscapes up there. The snow was deep last year. It supposed to snow tonight (this is being set up LAST friday to be posted today.) You’ll know by the time this hits FB lolol. I think we are only supposed to get an inch or so. Just a brush by old man winter but he’s dancing right around the corner.

ALL weather happened about 3 weeks late here this year. Wettest year I remember, green still grass growing….. Never had to : Fill the fire truck and we watered the grass for 2 days one week….. Unheard of.

If this winter is early and wet….hold on 🙂

Location: Bliss Dinosaur Ranch, Wyoming/Montana borderlands.

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Perspective #5 Snowy Snag with a Twist

Perspective #5 Snowy Snag with a Twist
Perspective #5 Snowy Snag with a Twist

Perspective #5 Snowy Snag with a Twist is the result of a habit I have of walking around the ridge tops. I’ll drive up to the ridge but there is nothing like getting out in good near zero weather with a breeze and finding a good snag pointing at the sunset for a perspective shot with a 10 mm really wide angle close focus lens.
This series is one of my favorite to do and there are literally dozens more along this line to finish to current standards and upload to my gallery at blissphotographics.com
I’ll post again at 6 am and every three hours after that. I am scheduled 6 days ahead at the moment which is a good thing. I could literally take 6 days off if I had to and still have posting to 20 places going on with minimal monitoring for a few buggy things with the software we use. I do have to monitor it. I answer questions and respond in real time if I’m around.

Everyone have a safe and wonderful remainder of the evening.

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Reflections of a Farm Pond at Sunrise

Reflections of a Farm Pond at Sunrise
Reflections of a farm Pond at Sunrise

Reflection of a Farm Pond at sunrise.. this farm pond is several miles in the deep backcountry. About 3 miles out (long walk lol). Fortunately, I ride out there on two track roads bouncing along lol. Takes about 15 minutes to drive that 3 miles…

Location: Bliss DInosaur Ranch, Wyoming/Montana borderlands.