Light of the midnight sun…

July 30th, 2011

And no, it’s not the north pole…got a great shot of a thunderstorm at night. A few photos of lightning as well, but this view of the towering masses of clouds was just too spectacular to not post.

Ancient history…

July 29th, 2011

I really enjoy finding some of my old photos that I discarded because they were not very good, and being able to restore them using all the modern technology. This photo sat around for six years and I just found it the other day. It took awhile to restore it (it was very dark and grainy), but it came out pretty spectacular. The thumbnail doesn’t do it justice, so just click on it and take a look! This is Kidwelly castle, shot in the early evening in December 2005.

Chasing the train…

July 28th, 2011

In May & June I also went through Missouri & Illinois chasing the Union Pacific’s 4-8-4 locomotive. I had already posted these pictures, but hadn’t mentioned it on the front page or posted a link to the video.

It was a really fun trip, but it was hotter than the dickens (whatever the dickens are). Got some good footage with the video and some experience on how to do this the next time.

Coca Cola 600 and Grand Am @ VIR

July 28th, 2011

I got way behind with all the things I had going on in May/June, so here are some VERY late photos of the Coke 600 and Grand Am VIR race! Some good races. The Coke 600 went down to the last corner of the last lap (and we had a shaded and cool location), and the VIR race got very wet (which always makes for some hair-raising action).

Southern Thunder Truck & Tractor pull…

July 25th, 2011

I took photos for the event and also took some video. The vid was done on a rather inferior camera but it was all I had for the event.

Video and photos of the event are uploaded, the video is here, and the five pages of gallery photos are here. Click on the numbers at the lower right-hand side of the gallery to get to the next page.

The event was put on by a good friend of mine, check out the website here!

How to take photos of lightning…

July 6th, 2011

Several people have asked me how I took some of my lightning photos, so I thought I would post a little guide to make it easy. The first thing, obviously, is to be very safe while doing it… (more…)