Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The Astrophotography Lecture
Tonight was a spectacular night at my astronomy club. My friend, the photographer Stan Honda, came to our club to talk about some of his work. First he showed photographs he has taken over the years of the launches and landings of the Space Shuttle at Cape Kennedy. They were simply stunning! Then he showed a number of photographs of the night sky that he has been taking over the past five years in the national parks of the southwest where dark skies are everywhere. Those photographs knocked everyone's socks off. I wanted a portrait of Stan speaking, and so brought a light to illuminate him when he was talking. Those photographs are nice. Then I wanted to try something completely different, and shot this silhouette, with the light off, with his photograph of the milky way over a mountain, behind him.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 9:49 PM