Category Archives: Photography for fun

Night sky

K and I traveled across the Mississippi on Friday evening, driving south on state roads in Illinois, and then off to corn fields on county roads, all in hopes of seeing a few blips from the Perseid meteor showers.

I saw exactly one long meteor trail.  And two more less thrilling short little meteor rug burns.

But the view of the night sky was more filled with stars than what I see in the city, and I was delighted for a few hours of peace and crickets.

ISO 1600, f/5, at 30 seconds. You see just a bit of the earth rotation.

More from the garden

I was lining up a photo of the crape myrtle, and saw the moon in the perfect position for a solo snap.

More from the garden on Saturday, whilst waiting for the hummingbird:


Missouri Botanical Garden is open into the evening on select nights in July.

I packed the camera and a couple of lenses on Friday evening.  Sadly, they prohibit tripods because of the crowds, so twilight photography is tricky.


The moon and Venus:

Reflecting off of the surface of a still pool of water.

Japanese Garden:

Zinnia still life:

Forgotten shovel:

Climatron, Chihuly, and water lily pools: