I have always enjoyed the great scenery of America. Being a serious amateur photographer, I have created this Website to share my photography with others.
I have over 45 years of experience in astronomical and 20 years in nature photography, so many photographs have been publish ed in astronomical magazines, books, and publications. Also, some of my nature photography have also been presented in art shows and convention displays. Mostly, all of my astronomical photography was using a CCD camera to image nebula, galaxies, and clusters. For photos of the nighttime sky such as the milky way, I use a DSLR camera on the tracker to take long timed exposures.
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 close up work such as insects, I used a Canon 180 macro or a normal zoom lens with extension tubes. Insects have a lot of detail and color that is not usually seen. Insect photography can be very rewarding but takes a lot of time out in the field. The tutorials I have created on astronomical software has helped many when starting out in the hobby.
Educational institutions such as astronomical, botanical gardens, state and national parks are welcome to contact me if there is a photograph that will be useful for you. However, my only request being given credit on the photograph. Most of the time, I will send the photographic image by email for you to print or used during public outreach programs. Finally, my photographs are given to your institution at no charge.