Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sunday Six: April 5th

                       Night Sky over Finnisterra

This is an eight second exposure using s 50 mm f/1.4 lens at 1.4. The light reflecting off of the cliff sides is from the city of Cabo San Lucas. While it makes for a nice image, this light pollution ruins any chance of serious stargazing. Which is really disappointing because this is much farther south then my usual observing sites. And there are a number of southern sky objects that I can't observe at home that I could see here. Bummer.


                                    Dawn

Most places I travel to if I want sunrise pictures, I've got to get up very early and drive to the location. And it is usually very cold. Here I roll out of bed, open the sliding glass door, and step out on to the balcony. After firing up the coffee maker of course.


                                    The Morning Star

Venus in the crescent phase, coming out of conjunction with the sun.

                               Sunrise over the Sea of Cortez

A wide angle shot showing the view of the sea from the balcony of our suite. If you look really closely at the horizon you can see a little bump, a cruise ship on its way in.


                                    Kite

Another shot of the kite from the Kite theme image. This was essentially a lucky shot, aim at the sun and shoot.


                                   Villa Del Arco

This is the resort where my sister has her timeshare. Our suite is the fourth floor down from the top, or the one just above the tall floor. You can see the grill on our balcony, with a collapsed umbrella next to it (it was very windy all week. Good for kite flying.)

11 comments:

Danudin said...

The astronomy shots are killers and I remain Jealous. Great.

Anonymous said...

great capture on Venus...I'm never able to see the cresent for some reason. really nice series of photos Steve!

Chesney said...

What a gorgeous resort to stay at and your pictures are incredible! I am glad you woke up early to share with us! I would not have wanted to miss those sunrises!

Anonymous said...

I'm a bit awestruck by that first shot, Steve. Looks unearthly...

Mike said...

Simply beautiful photos you have here. The night sky shot is amazing. The vila shot is very colorful with interesting architecture. Great eye for photography!

Clara said...

That first shot is so fabulous. It looks surreal. The last shot of the resort is also stunning. Great pictures.

TedR said...

Those are all really nice shots but the "Night Sky over Finnisterra" is extra cool. Good work.

SysterLilli said...

Wow! I love your photos. They are really good. The colors in "Sunrise" are stunning!

Maria said...

Night Sky over Finnisterra and Sunrise over the Sea of Cortez are really beautiful images. Thank you.

Rachel said...

OMG. These are absolutly incredible! I especially love the sky and star pictures. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog so I could find you. I an truly in awe.

mljrbg said...

Beautiful series of photographs. Each shot is more stunning than the one before.