Author: bluesman64

  • Video of Grizzly Bears at Brooks Lodge

    Some Grizzly Bear (Brown Bear) taken at Brooks Lodge on Katmai Island, Alaska. A great trip to the Alaskan Outback! This was a photo trip, so the video was an adjunct to the photography – shot at a distance.

  • Crescent Nebula over Malibu, CA (in H-alpha)

    Here is a shot of the Crescent Nebula with the QSI583. It was a single shot through a H-alpha (red) filter. There continue to be challenges during these sessions as I learn the new gear, but I was pleased to see some early successes.

  • Macro Bug on my Car

    Shot with my trusty Canon 100 2.8IS lens – which is one of the sharpest lenses made, I caught this little mosquito on the hood of the car as the sun was setting. No flash at all. Seems impossible. Awesome lens.

  • Latest Photo: Pelican Nebula / FSQ 106 and QSI 583

    After years of failing with this subject, I shot the Pelican Nebula with my new QSI583 camera. What a camera!!! This was one of the most exciting days I’ve had shooting astrophotography.

  • Wildlife Shooters Crop

    Wildlife and sports shoots crop for a whole variety of reasons. It is easier to focus, better likelihood of capture, and so forth. While we all want to be artists, clinging to the idea of perfect framing can result in far fewer keepers.

  • Sportsmobile and the Astrophotography Experience

    Love my Sportsmobile van! The van heads out for some night shooting of astrophotography with some comforts. The van keeps me warm, offers electrical power (solar) and ports so that all images can be monitored from a cozy place. Highly recommended!

  • A Chilly Dip / A Terrible Guide

    We’re back on shore after a chilly unexpected dip. My photographer friend and I took a surprising swim after our kayak was hit by a breaker that hit us broadside. Thankfully the camera gear survived in our dry bags.

  • First Light : FSQ 106N

    “They” say that the Takahashi FSQ-106 is among the best. I can confirm that it is awesome and very well built. Highly recommended!