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I registered my first voter today!! #RegisteredAndReady

Posted in Uncategorized on September 24, 2019 by budbranch

A Teeny Taurid Meteor

Posted in Uncategorized on November 19, 2017 by budbranch


Top right quadrant Orion. Top center red giant Betelgeuse. Left center Sirius (brightest star in the sky).  Between Orion’s belt and Sirius, a tiny meteor.


Star trails:StarStaX_IMG_3783-IMG_4129_gap_filling-2StarStaX_IMG_3783-IMG_4129_gap_filling

Sun Composites

Posted in 5DMII, Astrophotography, Available Light, interval exposure, Uncategorized, Wide Angle on July 23, 2017 by budbranch
Sun Composite

23 exposures taken at 2 minute intervals

Sun composite

14 exposures taken at 3 minute intervals



Posted in Uncategorized on February 11, 2017 by budbranch


Unusual moonset this morning in Taos Canyon: the sunrise was so pink-intense, it went beyond the western horizon…

Canon 7D 70-200 at 150mm, 1/800 sec f/8 ISO 3200


My Show is UP!

Posted in 5DMII, Camera-On-A-Stick, Uncategorized on December 10, 2016 by budbranch

img_9047Online version is here: browse for prints and downloads!

Not Holding Anything Back!

Posted in Uncategorized on October 27, 2016 by budbranch

Busking, Taos-style!dsc03072

Redtail Hawk

Posted in Uncategorized on June 1, 2016 by budbranch

Canon 70-200 @ 200 1/5000, f/7.1 ISO 1600

redtail hawk

I don’t know about you, but *I* notice lots of interesting photo subjects while driving – in order to be ready, I use the cupholder for a higher purpose!

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House-Cooling Party

Posted in Aerial, DJI Phantom 3, Uncategorized on April 11, 2016 by budbranch

I support Bernie Sanders, and I’m not stupid or unrealistic

Posted in Uncategorized on January 28, 2016 by budbranch

Cody Gough (dot com)

Today I read for maybe the 10,000th time an assertion that supporters of Bernie Sanders are unrealistic, that Bernie Sanders supporters will all be disappointed if they elect him because he won’t be able to bring the change he’s promising, that Bernie Sanders’ policies will be “just another example of Democrats making promises they can’t keep,” and so on and so forth. And I’d like to briefly dispel a misconception about people who support Bernie Sanders as the next president of the United States:

We’re not stupid.


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Remembrance is Not Enough

Posted in Uncategorized on January 27, 2016 by budbranch

Well said, Wayne.

Wayne Hale's Blog

“Do good work” – Virgil Ivan “Gus” Grissom

This January 30 has been designated ‘Remembrance Day’ in honor of the astronauts who lost their lives in the Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia accidents.

It is altogether fitting that we remember their dedication, bravery, and sacrifice.
But it is not enough to partake of fuzzy emotional sentiments about loss; nor is should our remembrance day devolve into a contest of ‘I remember exactly where I was when I heard’ stories.

For those of us engaged in pushing back the space frontier it means we must work to learn something from those accidents; lessons which will keep us from adding a future catastrophe to the list for some remembrance days to come.

So I ask you: what did you learn?

How about this: Pure oxygen atmosphere in a space craft may be necessary but the entire process should be approached cautiously; ignition…

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