Posts tagged ‘landscape’

Endeavour’s Final Flight — September 21, 2012

On September 21, I had the opportunity to take a half-day field trip for my school newspaper, the Smoke Signal, to Belmont to see and photograph the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it flew over the Bay on its way from the Golden Gate Bridge to Moffett Field and, eventually, the California Science Center in Los Angeles. One of my pictures ran on the front page of the Smoke Signal the next week. Here it is:

See the full story of our adventure at the Smoke Signal website, here.

Here are some of the other pictures that I liked.


September 29, 2012 at 11:00 PM Leave a comment

Happy New Year! + Astronomy: December 31, 2011 – January 1, 2012

Happy New Year, everybody! Some pictures as the sun sets on 2011…

…and the stars rise on 2012! (Yes, I went out at around 1:00 AM on January 1 to take these. 15-second exposure, F-4.8, ISO 200, and a tripod.)

The Big Dipper:

Polaris! And a dim little dipper…

Taurus, with its “red eye” Aldebaran, and the Pleiades on the right side

Scorpius’s claws on the left, and Libra, I think, on the right

The best for last: Orion, easily recognizable, with Sirius in the lower left. And an airplane as the red line. 😀

Best wishes for 2012!

January 1, 2012 at 3:04 PM 2 comments

Conjunction – December 26, 2011

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season! Here are some pictures I took of the conjunction of the Moon and Venus shortly after sunset on December 26. I used between 5 and 15-second shutter speed, F16 aperture, 200 ISO, and a tripod, for those of you who might be interested. You can see the “dark side” of the Moon due to an effect called Earthshine, where light from the sun bounces off the surface of Earth and dimly illuminates the rest of the Moon’s surface. Hope y’all enjoy, and please comment!

December 28, 2011 at 6:26 PM Leave a comment

Moonrise – September 22, 2011

I drew this way back in September, near the beginning of the school year, and never got around to scanning it (in part because my old Windows XP computer has since then crashed and the scanning software isn’t readily compatible with Windows 7). Here it is now, hope you enjoy! (I guess my inspiration of astronomy shows through a lot; space seems to have been a frequent subject of mine recently :P)

December 21, 2011 at 6:01 PM Leave a comment

On Top of Harney Peak – South Dakota – August 7, 2011

The top of Harney Peak, South Dakota, which is the highest point in the USA east of the Rocky Mountains. It was something like a three-hour hike up. Dedicated to my buddies from the 2011 NASA INSPIRE SOLAR Camp at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology!

October 1, 2011 at 11:11 PM 2 comments


Taken July 23, 2011 at the Carmel Mission and the Carmel-by-the-Sea beach. Both absolutely beautiful places 🙂 I’d almost forgotten how much I loved the beach.

July 27, 2011 at 12:05 AM Leave a comment

Moon Over City Lights

Maybe these Moon pictures are getting old. You know what? The Moon’s still beautiful. This one was shot at around 2:00 AM on July 10, 2011 from my window, looking west at the moonset.

July 11, 2011 at 12:08 PM 1 comment

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