In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1. He was in the beginning with God. John 1:2
I have always enjoyed the great scenery of America that the Lord has created for us to enjoy. As a serious amateur photographer, I have created this Website to share my photography with others.
I have almost 50 years of experience in astronomical and 20 years in nature photography. Many photographs have been published in astronomical magazines, books, and publications. In addition, some of my nature photography have also been presented in art shows and convention displays. Mostly, all my astronomical photography was using a CCD camera to image nebula, galaxies, and clusters. For the nighttime sky such as the milky way, I use a DSLR camera on the tracker to take long timed exposures. My favorite type of photography are close ups and insects. They can be a challenge to get that perfect photograph and sometimes spend hours on the site to wait for the best conditions to photograph.
My photography equipment is Canon professional camera and lenses and on a strong tripod most of the time. Mostly, the 24-70mm is the lens I use most of the time for landscapes. I have found that landscape and nature photography work well best when I go off the trail or road that can be hard to reach. However, the best time I have found is a couple of hours once the sun rises or before the sun sets. For closeup work such as insects, I used a Canon 180 macro or a normal zoom lens. Insects have a lot of detail and color that is not usually seen. Insect photography can be extremely rewarding but takes a lot of time out in the field.