We traveled to Bluffton, Indiana for the eclipse. There were some high clouds, but overall viewing conditions were good.

I photographed it using an older 5D Mark II with an EF 100-400L lens. I took about 40 shots during totality at various exposures, and picked 4 to process as a stack. My aim was to pull out the detail of the corona. Pretty happy with the results!

Eclipse Stack.

Here’s another one of my favorite shots from Yosemite a couple weeks ago. It’s a shot of Sentinel Bridge from the riverbed of the Merced. One reason I like it is because you can’t get this shot in the summer months when the river is full…you’d be in 3-4 feet of water.

Printed this one out to hang in the new house.

Sentinel Bridge with Half Dome in the background

I went out a couple of nights to view the Neowise comet. Here’s one of the better shots I came home with.

Neowise medium

Used a 5D Mark IV and a 70-200 f2.8L II. 5 second exposure at f2.8, 70mm, ISO 10000.

Made another step in the jump to 10Gb Ethernet today. Now I’ve got 2 of 3 servers on 10Gb and both desktop Macs on it too. Getting 8-9Gb/sec throughput, even without jumbo frames.

(Yellow is 10Gb, purple is 1Gb.)

This is how you go from an average Monday evening to a complete disaster in less than two seconds. Took an hour and a half to clean up the shards of glass that flew up to 15′ away when the lid I was holding burst.

This is the final image in my series of photos taken at the Traverse City State Hospital. Many thanks again go to Christian VanAntwerpen for an excellent tour. ?


This shot shows some of the tunnels were more functional than others. I liked seeing the infrastructure to be honest…it gave the tunnel a modern purpose.

This misty tunnel was awesome. There were tunnels between several of the buildings, but this one was particularly photogenic. The underground area was much cooler than it was outside on the hot and humid day. The humidity caused some misty fog to form, which was really cool.

More power! I didn’t spend too long in this old power plant because there was airborne asbestos on site, but I did grab a couple of shots inside and this was my favorite.

I’m not sure what this room used to be, but it almost looked like an old classroom. The graffiti was everywhere, of course, but in this case I felt like it gave the room even more character.

For this photo I captured a bracketed exposure so I could restore some of the outside view from this room in an HDR image. The building was up on a hill and to look outside with all the trees was something to behold.

When I saw this scene in one of the attics, I almost felt like someone was there on the bed. The light was just reflecting around the area in such a unique way. It made me stop for a few moments just to appreciate it.?

I could spend all day watching the light coming in through the windows in this room. Imagine it hitting the far wall for the first time in the morning, then watch it bend onto the floor and move across the room before sunset. What’s your favorite display of light?