El Come Back Fest – Taos NM

Posted in Long exposures, Sony A7III, Wide Angle on August 18, 2021 by budbranch
Long exposures – no flash…

“Inbound – 3 minutes”

Posted in Uncategorized on July 31, 2021 by budbranch

I had gotten up early to make breakfast for camping guests when I got this text from my my pilot friend Chris – he wanted me to try to make a photo of his ultralight, composed with the Moon (clear morning, Moon high…). So I did:

The Arcane Ramblers: Busking

Posted in Uncategorized on July 18, 2021 by budbranch

International Space Station Passes Over New Mexico At Dusk

Posted in Uncategorized on April 7, 2021 by budbranch

The International Space Station passed over us yesterday evening, very bright. I used the native intervalometer in the Sony A7III to robotically make 50 30-sec exposures, while we watched from the hot tub. I merged the 50 into one using StarStax, and included a single 30sec frame here, for reference.

I use an app on my phone to notify me when the ISS due to make a visible pass. It is always at dusk or sunrise, (since it is lit by sunlight only), and often predicted to be dim, or low, or the skies are cloudy, but sometimes everything lines up for a good view! This session also captured the rotation of the star field around the northern axis of the sky.

Looking forward to the Lyrid meteors later this month!

Taos Community Auditorium: High Desert Drive-In

Posted in Aerial, DJI Mavic 2 Pro, Long exposures on March 19, 2021 by budbranch


Posted in Mars lander on February 22, 2021 by budbranch


Watercolor Effect

Posted in Available Light, Sony RX100-VII on February 16, 2021 by budbranch

Experimenting with transformation of clean digital photos into pseudo-watercolor using Photoshop filters and layers.

Elizabethtown NM

Posted in Aerial, DJI Mavic 2 Pro, HDR on February 6, 2021 by budbranch

The remains of a gold mining town founded in 1866…

Lilly and Randy and Me

Posted in cats, Sony RX100-II on January 23, 2021 by budbranch

New Year’s Photos

Posted in Aerial, Astrophotography, DJI Mavic 2 Pro, interval exposure, Long exposures, Sony A7III on January 5, 2021 by budbranch

As always, wall art can be yours: https://budbranch.smugmug.com/

Taos NYE fireworks

Taos NYE fireworks

Taos NYE fireworks

Taos NYE fireworks

Star trails during Bootids meteor shower

8-second exposure using very stable drone

8-second exposure using very stable drone

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