Colorado, Photography, Strawberry Loves The Great Outdoors

Mueller State Park at Night

Thanks to the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society again, I headed back up into the mountains to Mueller State Park on Saturday night.

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Astrophotography, Colorado, Photography

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument at Night

In case you hadn’t heard, I have a new job with Glazier Clinics. I’ll be working remote from Michigan most of the time, but they’re based in Colorado Springs, and I am spending two weeks there in August.

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Astrophotography, Exploring SC, Photography, Strawberry Loves The Great Outdoors

One Night on Blue Ridge Parkway

I needed some outdoor time, and lucked into a last-minute room at the Pisgah Inn, on what was supposed to be a clear night, perfect for night sky photography.

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Great Smoky Mountains, Photography, Travel

Fall in the Smokies 2017: Part 7

I didn’t do much shooting on Friday, except for about 30 minutes along Laurel River Road and Tremont Road with the new 80mm macro lens that Fuji kind enough to lend me.

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Astrophotography, Great Smoky Mountains, Photography, Travel

Fall in the Smokies 2017: Part 6

Thursday was a whirlwind day with lots of activity at the summit. As I was left my room to join an early morning field session, I looked up and saw stars, so I instead jumped in my car and headed up to foothills parkway to shoot some star-to-sunrise timelapse.

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Great Smoky Mountains, Photography, Travel

Fall in the Smokies 2017: Part 5

Wednesday – the first full day of the conference. After breakfast, I headed into Cades Cove with a large group of attendees, and Chas Glatzer as our instructor. If you’re wondering what it’s like to go on a field outing that’s part of a photography workshop, this post will give you some idea.

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Great Smoky Mountains, Photography, Travel

Fall in the Smokies 2017: Part 4

Tuesday. Halloween. It didn’t really feel like Halloween until I met Mandy Lea, but we’ll get to that a bit later.

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Great Smoky Mountains, Photography, Travel

Fall in the Smokies 2017: Part 3

Monday morning brought the first real sunshine I’d seen since Friday, and the warmer temperatures that came with it were welcome.

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Great Smoky Mountains, Photography, Travel

Fall in the Smokies 2017: Part 2

Yesterday’s 42 and heavy rain are this morning’s 24 and heavy snow.

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Great Smoky Mountains, Photography, Travel

Fall in the Smokies 2017: Part 1

I hit the road well before sunrise, on my way to the mountains.

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