Photo Reception Friday, 11/21 at PVCC

Posted in 5DMII, Available Light, Long exposures, sky on November 20, 2014 by budbranch

Photography fans: Tomorrow, Friday 11/21, 5-7PM at PVCC Emily Dickenson bldg, a public reception and exhibit of photos documenting years of Let There Be Light (including some of mine) – please join us!Let There Be Light

TEDx Charlottesville

Posted in 5DMII, Camera-On-A-Stick on November 17, 2014 by budbranch

I did some volunteer photography for TEDx Friday:TEDx Charlottesville TEDx Charlottesville TEDx Charlottesville TEDx Charlottesville TEDx Charlottesville

Everything Looks Better From Above

Posted in RC Quadcopter, Sony RX100-II with tags , , on November 9, 2014 by budbranch

Gum Tree aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial

Election Day Reminds Me Of My Dad…

Posted in Uncategorized on November 4, 2014 by budbranch

What a good citizen he was – worked the polls for many years.


I miss you Dad.20141104070942

Sundown Scenery

Posted in RC Quadcopter, Sony RX100-II on November 1, 2014 by budbranch

Nice light!  These are made with a Sony RX100 MII, so images are considerably better than GoproChestnut Oak Lane Chestnut Oak Lane

Antares Launch Attempt : NASA Wallops

Posted in 5DMII, Long exposures, sky, Wallops Island on October 28, 2014 by budbranch

Monday’s launch attempt was scrubbed at the last minute due to a sailboat in the safety range area.  This first photo (5sec exposure) includes the International Space Station passing over the launch pad, minutes after the scrub – no accident, as orbital geometry and physics demand that Antares’ launch is perfectly coordinated with the ISS orbit.Wallops Antares Wallops Antares Wallops Antares Wallops Antares

Partial Solar Eclipse

Posted in 5DMII, Astrophotography on October 24, 2014 by budbranch

This was shot off a tripod at 200mm, with a 10-stop neutral-density filter taped on.  Live-View for focus, 10sec self timer.  1/8,000 f/11 ISO 100.


Sunspots are obvious, and a Blue Ridge cloud made an appearance. Partial Solar Eclipse


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