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parhelic circles

i was in flagstaff, AZ shooting some of those purina ads you see a few entries ago when one of the local crew told me there was something cool happening in the sky and that i should shoot it. he mentioned some a circle of light and talked about arcs, the shape of ice crystals in the atmosphere, angles and light, and a whole bunch of other confusing things that i was nodding my head while listening to but was completely lost. i threw a 16-35mm lens on my camera at 16mm and quickly shot a panorama of the sky. it kind of got lost in the mix for a while, but i came across the photos, stitched them together, and emailed it to the flagstaff local who clued me in. he asked me to send it to a website called Atmospheric Optics, and they asked if they could use it in a “picture of the day.”

if you spend a few minutes cruising through the Atmospheric Optics website there are some incredible pictures of skyward phenomenon. makes me want to learn more about arcs, the shape of ice crystals in the atmosphere, and angles of light.

 

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it’s electric, boogie woogie, woogie

i snuck down to my hometown beach, Topsail (pronounced Tops’l) Beach, where i hung with family for a spell. there was an awesome lightning storm passing through one night and i grabbed my camera to snap a couple frames.

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i came back inside and sat for a while and as the storm moved on through i set up a little time lapse. it wasn’t fully thought through. i should have done it from the very beginning, and there are a couple glitches where i had to make some adjustments – but ease up on me, dude – it was late and i was on vacation. gosh.

 

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aqua wellness resort in nicaragua

i spent a week and a half in nicaragua shooting photos and video at Aqua Wellness Resort. that place is top shelf. i could say all kinds of nice things about the beautiful views, the food, the feel, the amenities – but it’s just so much easier to say, “that place is awesome! see for yourself!” besides, if it’s longer than a tweet nobody really wants to read it anyway. it’s like trying to order from a nyc diner menu – around page 27 you snap out of it and have no idea what you’ve been staring at for the last 15 minutes. you’ve probably given up on reading this already (if you even started) and got distracted by all the pretty pictures. still reading? well good luck because i’m just babbling. can’t really seem to wrap this up. i guess i feel that if i keep dragging this on, my charm and wit will kick in and give me inspiration for a closer. mmmm nope.

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