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Finally Got This Shot!  Finally Got This Shot! 

I attempted this shot back in June but got clouded in.

That Full Moon Rising Was Sweet That Full Moon Rising Was Sweet

Except for one thing...

This Never Gets Old This Never Gets Old

Sunday’s Spacex Falcon 9 Telstar 19 VANTAGE ripping through the atmosphere and off into space. Seriously, this never gets old. It’s amazing every time.

Dead Boys Dead Boys

The legendary New York punk band Dead Boys have reconstituted to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their 1977 debut album “Young, Loud and Snotty.” Guitarist Cheetah Chrome and drummer Johnny Blitz are the only original members involved.

Fireworks! Fireworks!

Fourth of July! Fireworks!

The Sleep Deprivation Was Totally Worth It (Updated With A New Photo) The Sleep Deprivation Was Totally Worth It (Updated With A New Photo)

So I had been meticulously planning a shot for a few weeks now. The SpaceX CRS-15 mission was going to launch less than half an hour before sunrise. From the spot I planned to shoot it from, the rocket and sunrise would be happening at virtually the exact same spot on the horizon. On top of that, I was going to get an…

Into The Heart of Darkness of Florida Into The Heart of Darkness of Florida

I rolled out on Tuesday afternoon for a trip into some of the darkest skies Florida has to offer. Between 1:00 pm and 4:00 am I covered about 500 miles. I had a plan and didn’t stick to it because of stupidity on my part or things totally out of my control. I didn’t get every picture I wanted, but I am happy with what…

A Kitten And Some Tilt Shifting A Kitten And Some Tilt Shifting

The last intact female feral on our block had kittens a while back. Despite looking everywhere, we never found where she had them stashed. I finally saw a little dude on the side of the house on Saturday. He (I think he’s a he) is the only one that has survived.

Variations On A Theme Variations On A Theme

SpaceX sent a rocket up last night and I had been scoping out a new place to shoot it from here in St. Petersburg.

Re-Edits Re-Edits

I had planned on posting these before I saw ttyymmnn’s Mustang re-edits, so I guess it’ll just be a theme of the day or something.

Cars, But The Coffee Line Was Too Long Cars, But The Coffee Line Was Too Long

This weekend brought with it the most anticipated Cars and Coffee of the of the year for the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. The monthly duPont Registry C&C normally takes place at its headquarters in St. Petersburg. This one was held across the bay at the Peter O. Knight Airport on Davis Island in Tampa.

More Shooting With The Minolta Lens (UPDATED! Now With More Bees!) More Shooting With The Minolta Lens (UPDATED! Now With More Bees!)

I took the Minolta lens out again today. It wasn’t rainy enough to get the mimosa shot I was trying for the other day, so I tried to shoot the bees. (If you saw this post already, the added pictures are after the cat.)

Rainy Days Ahead Rainy Days Ahead

We are pretty much rained in all week. Blah. I did take the opportunity to revisit the flowering plant on our front porch.

Buttery Smooth f/1.4 Buttery Smooth f/1.4

We have a plant that it flowering, so I took some shots of it using the 1963 Nikkor 50mm, all at f/1.4. It’s all creamy and dreamy. Also, there is a bonus cat at the end.

An Idiot's Guide To Star Trails An Idiot's Guide To Star Trails

I was going to just write a comment response to Rooo sez, but making an actual post seemed like a better idea. Also, this is an “Idiot’s Guide...” because it’s written by one. If I can take this picture, so can you.

Night Adventures and Time Travel Night Adventures and Time Travel

I went out for some late night/early morning adventures this week.

Concert Pics: Jucifer Concert Pics: Jucifer

First things first. Yes, all those speaker cabinets are being used for one guitar, and that’s not even all of them in this shot. They are not just for aesthetics. They are very loud, which is really underselling it.

A Penny For Your Thoughts? A Penny For Your Thoughts?

I came across this today.

Darkroom Prints Darkroom Prints

I was able to get reacquainted with the darkroom over the weekend.

I Bent My Wookie I Bent My Wookie

We paid a visit to the Star Wars and the Power of the Costume traveling Smithsonian exhibit on Sunday. It was the last day it was here. We would have gone sooner, but every time plans were made, something would come up. In a strangely ironic way, it seemed fitting to go on Easter Sunday.

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