Day and night photos of downtown Providence, RI as seen from the Biltmore Hotel.
Some fireworks scenes from the 4th of July weekend. Most events were rain or fogged out, but we happened to catch a nice fireworks display on Firday night.
“We walked around a lake
And woke up in the rain
And everyone turned over
Troubled in their dreams again”
So the weather was supposed to be cloud cover and a chance of snow for tonight’s eclipse, but instead there was just a light, thin cloud cover, almost transparent even. I decided to go out to take a look but hadn’t planned on photographing it due to the foggy cloud layer and also due to the fact that I don’t have a zoom lens that’s really capable getting in close enough. Wouldn’t you know that the clouds cleared out just in time for the eclipse to start, and I had to scramble to get my camera ready and set. I got in a few photos, these were the best, though still not terrific.
Just after the last photo, the clouds rolled back in, so that put an end to that. I have had very little luck with eclipses, mostly due to the magnification, but sometimes due to the exposure, it gets a bit tricky as the moon goes through the phases of the eclipse.
The next eclipse is not due for over two years now, just long enough for me to forget all that I’ve learned about shooting eclipses and to screw it up once again. ;-)
The photo above was not exactly what I was looking for, it was a bit of an accident. The “UFOs” were caused by the reflection of sodium lights just below the three peaks at the bottom of the photo. I was mainly trying to get a decent shot of the steeple with the crescent moon in the background, but as luck would have it, this one wound up coming out the best exposure and clarity-wise…so here it is.
…in full moon’s light.
A long exposure taken during a full moon in order to simulate daylight. The photo was originally taken for a JPG Magazine photo contest called “Dreamscapes”.