Tuesday, December 13, 2016

New Adventures

I don't recall exactly how much sleep I have had in the last 72 hours. It's definitely somewhere in the single digits. At the tail end of streak of insomnia, I find myself once again on the European continent. In Hamburg, Germany.

Departing Salt Lake City for France

Besides feeling extremely tired, I am excited for what is coming. In the upcoming days, I get to meet with and play for some of the world's greatest horn players. I am extremely fortunate to have this opportunity and these experiences will forever be cherished. Now I need to focus on some other things, like trying to get some slee... some.... sleeeee..... ... zzzz........

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Light up the Sky

It is monsoon season in Tucson and the lightning shows have been absolutely spectacular. I have taken some time to capture a little bit of these storms the past few weeks and thought that I would put up my favorites for all to see. Enjoy!

This was a composite of two different lightning strikes into one image.
That made it a little more interesting.

I thought about superimposing these images, but liked the collage better.
Each were too beautiful on their own.

I was really excited when I captured this one.
I opened my shutter and saw this flash and knew it was going to be amazing.
I still can't stop looking at it.

Looking at lightning in still images has been quite fascinating. I love the unique paths that each bolt takes across the sky. I guess this could relate to life in some way. Everyone takes a different path. Each is beautiful in its own way. If all lightning strikes were straight lines between the sky and earth, that would be dull. Likewise, if everyone's journey through life was the same straight line from A to B, we would all be dull human beings. But we all have unique paths. We all have unique characters and personalities. We should all respect that about each other. With this in mind, I believe we could all find greater peace and joy in life.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Night Sky

About a week ago, I was asked to go up to a girls camp and be the night watch. I travelled up to Camp Zion, about 30–40 minutes from Tucson and made sure that I took my camera, just in case I had a chance to take a few night pictures.

Well, as it turns out, I had tons of time to get some pictures and further experiment with long-exposure photography. The only thing that stopped me for a moment was chasing a skunk out of camp. I must have been pretty intimidating because we never saw each other again.

Astrophotography is pretty cool. Here's a few of my favorites from my skunk-fighting adventures.