Monday, September 28, 2015

9 lb Brown Trout - Racine Harbor - Racine, Wisconsin

Went fishing today at Racine Harbor in Racine, Wisconsin and got this 9 lb male Brown Trout. I said I got it, I didn't say I caught it! It was given to me and my fishing partner from another angler out there. He caught it but didn't want it. My wife said it's a "pity fish" for us since we didn't get anything. But I say, "A fish is a fish!" I also say, "Beggers can't be choosers!" We'll take it!

The fish turns orange during mating season.

Yes, it's dinner tonight!

Lunar Eclipse - Blood Moon - September 27, 2015

Like many of my students, I photographed the Lunar Eclipse last night.  The moon was very large and bright at 7:41 PM (CST), but later, cloud coverage at 8:10 PM (CST) threatened to ruin my chances for a full eclipse.  Luckily at 9:47 PM (CST), I was able to get a cloud-free shot of the eclipse!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Farmer's Market

Ever been to a Farmer's Market?  My wife and I decided to drive out to one!  Very interesting to see the various vendors and their wares.

Images taken with a Canon 70D and Canon 18-135mm f3.5-f5.6 STM lens.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 Ultrawide Angle Lens

The Balanced Exposure classroom / studio taken with a Nikon D750 full frame camera and the Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 ultrawide angle lens.  Very little distortion even with an extreme wide angle!  Vertical lines remain vertical.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

William Close - Earth Harp - Willow Creek North Shore Church 9-13-15

William Close performed on the Earth Harp at Willow Creek North Shore Church this morning. He was a contestant on America's Got Talent. The Earth Harp is the world's largest musical instrument which he invented in 1999. The strings went from the stage all the way to the back of the auditorium!
This image was taken with a Canon 70D and a Canon 18-135mm f3.5/5.6 STM lens. 
6 Videos of the performance taken with the same camera and lens can be seen here:…

Friday, September 11, 2015