Galaxy Rise Vs. Moonrise in Adobe Lightroom

In July we stayed at a cabin outside of Salmon, Idaho in a pocket of true dark sky. Before the wildfires started we had the benefit of high clarity photography conditions, giving us the opportunity to witness a “Galaxy Rise” as the Milky Way galaxy came into view after the moon set around midnight/1 am.Continue reading “Galaxy Rise Vs. Moonrise in Adobe Lightroom”

Macrophotography Adventure Along Skalkaho Road

South of Hamilton, Montana there’s a left turn onto a road near a powder coating and manufacturing shop with a small gravel parking lot on the right hand side of the road before you cross over the railroad tracks. That turn takes you onto Montana Highway 38 – Skalkaho Road or Skalkaho Highway. (All picturesContinue reading “Macrophotography Adventure Along Skalkaho Road”

Wasteland America Road Trip: Montana To California And Back In 2020

Jacob: Last week we drove. A lot. The Drive There Lo had a medical appointment in San Francisco, and normally we’d fly there (sometimes there are even direct flights) and stay with friends, but these are not normal times. As if a global pandemic weren’t enough, the whole west coast has apocalyptic forest fires andContinue reading “Wasteland America Road Trip: Montana To California And Back In 2020”

In Memoriam: For Lillian On Her Birthday (July 9, 1925 – December 31, 2016)

This year I had planned to be in Savannah, Georgia at Bonaventure Cemetery spending today with you and Grandpa, preferably with my parents or one of my siblings. You convinced me to keep writing when I wanted to give up. You told me I could succeed. You would have been 95 today. We celebrated ourContinue reading “In Memoriam: For Lillian On Her Birthday (July 9, 1925 – December 31, 2016)”