Thursday, August 31, 2017

Chimney Rock

The namesake of Chimney Rock National Historic Site, in western Nebraska.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

View from Scotts Bluff

Smaller butte near Scotts Bluff, Western Nebraska.

View from the top. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Diamond ring eclipse


Image of totality. Shot with my Nikon D7100 digital camera. No solar filter used for the 2:40 seconds of the totality. 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Onset of the eclipse

Shot with a Nikon 1 mirror-less camera, 100 mm zoom lens, at f8, and using a solar filter. I set up this camera to automatically make an image every minutes. Because of the magnification, the sun moved out of the frame twice during the first half of the eclipse. The images were over exposed by camera, so I corrected them a bit in lightroom.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

In search of Totality

For the 2017 American eclipse we drove north east to Nebraska in order to experience the totality. Back in December I booked a room in Sidney NE, which is 80 miles south of Alliance NE. We choose Alliance because it is only town in Western Nebraska close to the centerline of the eclipse path. We woke up Monday morning and looked out the motel window to this;

Pea soup thick fog. We drove for an hour and a half through the fog and reached Alliance around 9am. We had reserved space on some private land and set up multiple cameras to record the event.

Friday, August 18, 2017


Sometime the best solution is the simplest solution.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

A pair

A pair of old man owls that get along well enough to live in the same enclosure.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Same owl as Tuesday

But he looks very different without his mouth open.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Another owl

This guy was much less active making photographing him significantly easier.

He has a very peaceful face.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Which one?

Almost identical. How do I choose one over the other?