I have always admired the many great photographers who regularly capture the beauty of the Milky Way. At some point I realized that I have many of the tools necessary to try to make my own images. The number of factors that have to be in place to take a picture of the Milky Way are many, and in fact the stars really have to be in alignment to get a great shot, especially where I live in New England. I hope you enjoy these first attempts and I promise that I will work hard to add to this section of my portfolio.
There is really nothing more beautiful than the way nature unfolds before us. The random intricate patterns of creation as they blend with changing light are quite often amazing. I feel lucky when I have my camera nearby to try to capture those moments. As I travel, I will continue to add to this selection.
In terms of astronomical photography the moon is a readily available subject. Quite the opposite of the Milky Way, the challenge with the moon is how bright it is relative to everything else. I love the challenge of "shooting the moon" and I have only begun to play with lunar images. More to come.
This gallery represents the pictures I've taken of small beautiful interesting moments. Often featuring the way that light plays with texture on a surface, these images are as beautiful as the heavens, but easy to miss if you aren't looking closely enough. Enjoy!