Tuesday, July 31, 2012

First Run of the New Telescope!!!

   After a month of sitting on the tripod in the corner of my living room, I was finally able to take my new 8" Celestron out for its inaugural run with partially clear skies and a nearly full moon.  Holy moly!!!  I can't believe how good it is compared to what I've been using, and it hasn't even been collimated.  I spent about a half hour aligning the two mounted scopes and a laser spotting scope and then needed to grab the camera for a half dozen shots before heading to bed.  It completely blew me away.  These are single images taken at 1/250 of a second, not stacks...  I CAN, NOT, WAIT to really get in to using this.

Monday, July 23, 2012

A couple of threads

JR Women, Morro de Providencia, Rio from Pulse Films on Vimeo.

  Just amazing.  I ran across this video about a Favela while perusing Vimeo.  2011 Ted Prize winner.  "JR remains anonymous -– never showing his full face, revealing his name, or explaining his huge portraits –- to allow for an encounter between the subject and passers-by."

And that reminded me to check another site and found this new post...

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Bees (pt. 1)

Bees on the honeycomb
  I went home to Ohio over the 4th of July and got to hang out with my brother and take some pictures of the farm.  Katy started working with bees at their old school and now they have two young beehives of their very own producing delicious honey right in the back yard.  I love bees and am really fascinated with hive behavior.  I hope to have my own colony in the future.
Watson Bees

Bees hard at work

Topping off chambers of sweet honey

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


  I set up a camera for six hours filming clouds over the Flatirons on July 18, 2012.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Flagstaff Fire Timelapse from Work

I finally got home from vacation and was able to retrieve a camera I set up shortly after a forest fire was ignited by lightning on the back side of Bear Mountain above Boulder, Colorado.