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Watch a staggeringly beautiful time-lapse video of Yosemite National Park

http://io9.com/5878091/this-time-lapse-video-of-yosemite-is-staggeringly-beautiful I’ve been to Yosemite twice. I loved it. It would be the only reason I would ever move to California. Yosemite HD from Project Yosemite on Vimeo. This stunning time lapse combines several of my favorite photography subjects into … Continue reading

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One of the best places in the world to watch a sunset? Kansas – KansasCity.com

http://www.kansascity.com/2014/02/19/4834360/one-of-the-best-places-in-the.html I knew this already.  And I highly recommend the Flint Hills. They are stunning. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Apollo and the MLK 2014 Sunset

It’s been ages since I posted a sunset photo.  The wind really picked up yesterday just as the sun set on a gorgeous day: Of course, when I stepped outside into the backyard to take the photos, Apollo just had … Continue reading

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Youngest Slimmest Moon Sliver Yet

The new Moon occurred at 7:02 a.m. Monday October 15, 2012.  Since sunset on Monday occurred less than twelve hours after the new moon, I didn’t even bother searching the western horizon for an assuredly invisible sliver of the young … Continue reading

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A Fiery End to an Extremely Hot Day

I can blame nobody but myself.  I gave up the opportunity to sit in an air conditioned smoke-free bar (Woody’s Watering Hole in Leavenworth), where I could have listened to my husband and his band buddies perform classic rock to … Continue reading

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Heat Bubble Bursts Just in Time for Summer Stargazing

Saturday evening I headed south to Louisburg to volunteer for my second scheduled night of the 2012 Powell Observatory public season.  My dad decided to tag along, to enjoy the show and help keep me awake for the long drive … Continue reading

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Baby Moon to Venus: “Tag, You’re It!”

For the third day in a row this week, I planned an evening excursion to photograph astronomical objects converging on the western horizon during twilight. The people living along First Street on the hill above Main Street in Lansing probably … Continue reading

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