My family just got back from a week+ trip to see Monday’s total solar eclipse. Since we had to drive so far (Arizona to Wyoming), and you never know if Mother Nature will cooperate, we wanted to see some people and places along the way. Then, if for some reason the eclipse was a bust,...Read More
My macro lens is my favorite lens. Whether far away or close up, subjects look fantastic. It's easy to take a good picture with a macro lens.
Taking pictures of the sky isn't new. The first photograph of the sun, a daguerrotype, was made in 1845 by French physicists Louis Fizeau and Lion Foucault, proving that from the earliest days of photography, people were turning their cameras to the skies.
Last week, I received an unexpected email from a scientist at SETI. Long ago, my vision of the work SETI did involved little green men and radio signals from the sky. But they are actually working on all kinds of research with more immediate results.
Captain Jeremiah Mosher Sample, my third great grandfather, was mortally wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Since I've hit both of my maternal grandparents, it's time to show off my paternal side. Above is my paternal grandmother. I'm guessing she was about two years old or so. Her mother had died in the 1918 flu epidemic, so she was raised by her father, who remarried about five years later.
To accompany my photo from yesterday of my grandmother as a little girl along with her siblings, today I offer a photo of my grandfather as a little boy, with his siblings plus parents.
I have a plethora of family history items in storage tubs that I haven't had the time to archive yet, but I'm fortunate to also have plenty of digitized photos of my family on both sides. I treasure these photos, especially the ones of the family members that I knew. Road trips to visit family were a frequent activity my whole life, so I knew much of my extended family. I thought I'd share some...