Thursday, February 28, 2008

Little Black Helicopters

While driving to the local Sam's I saw two Army Blackhawk helicopters warming up their engines. It was obvious they were about to takeoff. I grabbed the camera and in an instant they started to liftoff and fly over what I call "Perimeter Rd." I converted this image to sepia tone and cranked up the contrast. Now I can say I've photographed one of those "little black helicopters" that some people claimed to have seen.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Spring on Sunday

This is the Yellow Jessamine or Jasmine bush that we planted last year and the first time it's bloomed. The colors are "pleasing on the eyes".

This is our Japanese Magnolia. When these buds open, the tree will produce beautiful lavender blooms.

This is a rose bush in the front yard which we also planted last year. It produces the prettiest long stem red roses. Hopefully it will do well again this year.

Saturday afternoon...

Saturday afternoon, Lynn, Baer and I took a little walk around Summerville. We also walked up to the top of the parking garage to check on the town hall annex construction.


Created this nice portrait of Jenn on Saturday. She drove from Beaufort, SC for her morning portrait session.

Saturday morning...

After an all night rain, the Sun poked out of the clouds to shine on select areas around Summerville. The contrast between dark sky and sunlit building caught my eye.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Last night's total lunar eclipse

The above photo was taken at 8:48 pm. I didn't get to shoot as many sequence shots as I would have liked. Clouds kept obscuring my view throughout the evening so I had to pick and choose the best times.

Now at 9:57 pm, the Moon is almost in total eclipse. At the top of the photo you can see the planet Saturn. (I think)

My new friend Ashley

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Spring in February?

The Yellow Jessamine or Jasmine is blooming a little early this year.

Monday, February 18, 2008

A ring around the Moon, and the Constellation Orion

I shot this last night. This is a 30 second exposure and if you look to the right, you will see the Constellation Orion.

What causes a ring around the moon? Rings around the moon are caused when moonlight passes through thin clouds of ice crystals high in Earth's atmosphere.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The Moon, Venus & Jupiter

I got up early Saturday morning to shoot this. I do confess though. I moved the Moon in Photoshop from the right hand side of the image to the upper left. Venus is lower left, Jupiter is to the right.

Monday, February 4, 2008