All photos at Webster University, Saint Louis, 21 August 2017.
I am working on my sun photography, using the special filter. Not quite there yet.
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.
Garden portrait, Saturday, July 29, 2017.
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:
Zinnia still life:
Climatron, Chihuly, and water lily pools: