2015 Photographs
The lights of the valley illuminate the clouds, but the environment where I'm standing is still dark, allowing the night sky to reveal its glories. The smudges on the right side of the photo are errant clouds.

2015 Photographs

Well, it's time for another book. This time my favorites from 2015. This collection is the result of travels around the United States (and one night in Canada) during 2015.…

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Moon, Planets, and Stars
Milky Way above the pines, October 12, 2015.

Moon, Planets, and Stars

During 2015 I have tried my hand at astrophotography, and all the shots here are shown in chronological order. There have been two lunar eclipses, one in April, another in…

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Red Rock Country

In May 2015, four hearty souls (my son Geoff, brother-in-law Greg, nephews Alex and Mike) and I (a less hearty soul) set out for Moab Utah, often called "standing up country,"…

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Yellowstone National Park

I have been to Yellowstone National Park a number of times, but never before in the crowds of August. Happily, Yellowstone is a huge place and it mostly seems pretty…

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Hamilton Beach Moonrise and Sunset
Broadmarsh River sunset

Hamilton Beach Moonrise and Sunset

On our last two nights at our summer home in Wareham, Massachusetts, we enjoyed a "blue moon" rising, followed the next day by a gorgeous sunset over the Broadmarsh River, which…

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Room 3655

Susan and I recently visited Niagara Falls, Ontario on the Canadian side of the falls. We stayed at the Fallsview Hilton on the 36th floor, which afforded an almost bird's…

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Chicago on the 4th of July

 As part of the biannual "DeWitt Family Reunion," a number of us visited ChicagoOn the 4th of July. We took the "Architecture Boat Tour," which offers outstanding views of many…

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Red Rock Country

 In May, 2015, five hearty adventurers traveled to the unique red rock country around Moab, Utah. In addition to two well-known national parks--Arches and Canyonlands--there are astounding rock formations, cliffs,…

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In the Neighborhood

Yesterday, two friends and I discussed image composition and then we took a field trip to the Heather Farm Garden Center and Heather Farm Park, both of which are steps outside…

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2014 Favorites

2014 was an extraordinarily productive year. I went more places and shot more images--about 2000--mostly HDR (High Dynamic Range). The year began with a drive up the Big Sur coast and then…

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Mono Lake Sunrise

After two disappointing evenings at Mono Lake, we hit the photographic jackpot on Sunday morning, November 16. Temperature at the lake was a crisp 18F and we were encouraged by…

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Ancient Bristlecone Pines

At about 10,000 feet elevation in the semi-arid White Mountains of California live the oldest species on earth: the ancient bristlecone pine (pinus longaeva). One of them has been measured at…

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New England Autumn

There's a reason people flock to New England in autumn. The weather is great and the fall colors are renowned. During the last week of September, I journeyed to north central…

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Cape Cod

Visitors from California inspired a trip out to the Cape Cod National Seashore on a beautiful September day. After crossing the Cape Cod Canal on the Sagamore Bridge, we drove…

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Hamilton Beach Moonrise

The August full moon was a so-called "supermoon," about 14% larger than the "average" full moon because it was it its perigee. This gallery includes images taken over three successive…

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Santa Fe

Susan and I celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary (July 19) in Santa Fe. I went out the first night we were there and shot in the area of the La…

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Starry, Starry Nights

Living here in the San Francisco Bay Area means that there is so much ambient light created by "civilization" that on a clear night we can see only a fraction…

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Sonoma Coast

A Saturday drive on a beautiful June day north on Highway 1 begins with the obligatory Golden Gate Bridge shot.  Lunch at Bodega Bay at the fisherman's pier.  Then north along…

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Pinecrest Forest and Rivers

On Monday morning, May 12, 2014 I was out about an hour after sunrise to capture a few early morning shots along the South Fork of the Stanislaus River just below Strawberry.  About…

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