When I was at the kitchen, 2019's last sunset, as was assigned by Gregorian-calander-using people for this time zone, was right outside the window. So I figured I'd capture its descent. I recorded a video, alongside this single photo.2019 is the first full year I spent with my 200mm lens, and my reliance on it … Continue reading Photo Story: A Collection of 2019 Sun Pictures
Before I looked further, she stopped me, "in the night sky, within the world's collective field of vision, most things are moving at tremendously high speeds. And yet, they gathered only to create such a still scene."-- FW's Scrapbook, "Sunbeam", An Unfinished Story, 2015. Today is December 12th. 11th in some regions. Several of my … Continue reading [Photo Story] Suddenly Still
2 hours have been sunk in post fx and retouching already, and I think it is good to post this here now. What did it take, waking up at 5:30 am after 90 min of planning the night prior, to capture a shadow cast by a sphere of iron and silicate millions of miles away … Continue reading [Photo Story] 2019 Mercury Transit
They felt equally long - the one I spent doubting myself and managing my stress, and the totality. Two minutes before totality, the crowd’s celebration, adding to my own misjudgment, toppled my tripod, dumping my camera into dirt (luckily) and shattering a UV filter. “Ok. Again. All for nothing.” I thought I’d say to myself. … Continue reading [Photo Stories] Bailey’s Bead During the 2019 Total Solar Eclipse
How to survive the cursed university seal? Be from a different university :P!
Good evening. I am not the last one to leave. Well, the motivation's been comparable to the excitement of unlocking a new part of the game world in a racing game, that becoming an official staff in physics somehow encouraged me to immediately desire to work after hours. Knowing that this wouldn't work long-term, I … Continue reading Photo Stories: Physics Department at Night
First post of another new category, or maybe this falls into the old "Poetry" bin. I had packed my stuff early in the evening for the comet / meteor shower situation, only to have my expectations quenched by an untimely thunderstorm. Well, I have heard of it in the forecast, but was not expecting the … Continue reading Photo Stories: Lightning