Light Chaser Stories: Scene 1

Thanks for supporting the Kickstarter campaign for Light Chaser. Here’s a story that sets the context for the exhibit.

As a light chaser, it helps to plan ahead, as light is an elusive and ever-changing creature. I had been waiting for some months to go out on the weekend of a new moon to create a star trail photo at Kinstone, a favorite hangout of mine in Wisconsin. Each time a weekend would fall near a new moon, my efforts were thwarted by cloudy skies, it seemed. Finally, a clear weekend was forecast so I made the drive from Rochester to Fountain City well after sundown to start my quest.

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October Highlights

October turned out to be a month filled with photography, music, and family. Previously, I presented you with some of my first attempts at taking a star trail photo at Kinstone. Since then I went out a second time to try again, and I have to say I was very pleased with the outcome.

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Night Light

I’ve been waiting for a good opportunity to take some night sky images at Kinstone Circle near Fountain City, Wisconsin. Every month since April I would wait for the new moon, hoping that one of the days surrounding the new moon would have cloudless skies and decent weather. It was a long wait, but I had good luck twice, once at the beginning of Labor Day weekend, and again at the end of the month with a second new moon (the so-called “black moon”).

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September Memories

[An update of a blog originally published in September, 2015]

September, 2015, was a great month photographically. Early in the month we were in northwestern Minnesota in farm country, where I always come away with some fun shots. This year’s highlight was a sunrise on a morning with low fog. Continue reading “September Memories”

Think of the Possibilities!

I’ll admit it, I’m an incorrigible optimist. I have a tendency to look beyond reality and see the possibilities I want to see in a situation. Sometimes that gets me into trouble, but I deal with the consequences if they happen.

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