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Lot’s of color about…

Just not a whole lot of clear sky to go along with it… So, here we are, smack-dab in the middle of the height of galaxy-spotting season… astronomically-wise speaking… and I have yet to get the first attempt in… While the weather has been warmer – and by a long shot – the clouds haven’t co-operated at all! Every time I get to one of my old standby shooting spots, the clouds have, by then, decided just what the weather forecasters can go and do with their “predictions”, and their “gonna be a great night’s”, and their “get outside and enjoy the evening’s”… ad infinitum… It’s becoming quite frustrating, photographically-wise speaking… And I know I should be grateful for the ability to stay outside without a propane heater the size of San Bernardino county (which is the largest county in the U.S., by area… (The largest USED to be in Georgia, if memory serves… (but memory just ain’t as interested in the service industry as she used to be… speaking-wise speaking…)))* *[A prenthetical triplet… With …

Selective colorization…

It’s been several weeks since I posted. Work reared its ugly head for a bit… and its head is, as usual, a somewhat grotesque, all-consuming,  at times lucky to get four hours of sleep before I have to get back up and start it all over again kind of staggeringly ugly sort of visage… No time to even check my email with any kind of regularity… much less post something… What did I miss…?

Happy Friday the 13th…

  For those of you wondering just what the heck is going on with the above photo… Let’s say you’ve driven hours away to get to the darkest sky for (literally) states around… And let’s say that you’ve set you tripod up at the edge of a fairly substantial amount of water… Now let’s propose that the ground is decidedly sloped… and uneven… And that you are on day number ‘stupid‘ of some heavy activity. After months of not much activity to speak of. And let’s say you find yourself in some ‘ridiculous’ dark, on sloped ground, with lots of rocks… And an onset of the clumsies strikes, just as you move by said tripod…. While in the middle of a long exposure. Voila! Or, saying it like they do in southern France, Viola! I got my Halloween fright out of he way early this year. Talk about somebody needing a fresh set of undies!!! Still, it’s not a plan of action I would recommend for anyone. Even if you are trying to get rid of …