International Space Station (ISS) & The Big Dipper (Ursa Major)

International Space Station & The Big Dipper, A Happy Accident

Well, it’s been a while but I’m back. Here’s a composite of the ISS passing by my house a few nights ago. Minutes before taking these photos, my camera battery was completely drained. I had to rush to make it in time but the end result was pretty satisfying. Read on to learn how merged 10 photos into one to create this composite.

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Animal Kingdom Florida - Gorilla Stare Down

The Stare Down

Who’s going to back down first…me or the gorilla? I’m not sure who won, but I’m glad I was on the other side of the glass!

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Motion in New York City

Hold on to your hats! The goal here was to try to capture some of the motion of New York City in a still image. As easy as that might sound, depending on your technique, it can be a bit tricky to pull off. Read on to see how I was able to capture these photos.

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International Space Station, Jupiter, & Orion

Tonight was a great night for spotting the International Space Station in my area. The ISS appeared just after 6pm around 12 degrees above the northwest horizon. It was out for a total of 6 minutes and went directly over our heads. At its highest point, the ISS was 87 degrees, nearly straight up, from my location. Pictured above is the ISS flying by my house and Jupiter (the brightest “star” in the photo). Can you spot Orion? This is a 32 second exposure with a 5.0 f-stop taken at 18mm.

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Quintus Winter Storm Time-Lapse

Ahh the life of a photographer…never a dull moment. Perhaps it’s just my [photography] life? Whatever it is, this was certainly an interesting experience. Personally, I think it’s time for an equipment upgrade…but I digress. On to the blog!

The Setup

First, let me take you through setup the process I use when making a time-lapse. Knowing that I’d be staying at my girlfriend’s house for the duration of this snow storm, I had to make sure that I brought all of my equipment over to her house beforehand. Little did I know, I forgot one important piece of equipment. More on that a bit later.

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2014 Cadillac CTS Logo/Badge

Automotive Branding, Logos, and Badges

Having just attended the 2014 Providence Auto Show yesterday, I thought it was fitting to post some photos relating to automotive logos and badges. Branding is one aspect of design that I tend to pay a lot of attention to. The great thing about these types of shows is that you’re able to get up close and personal with nearly every aspect of the vehicles. You have an opportunity to really get a feel for the “brand” of every auto maker. Whether you’re in the market for a new car or not, I highly recommend attending one of these shows, especially if you’re into cars like I am.
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City of New Bedford - July 4th, 2013 Fireworks

City of New Bedford Fireworks on July 4th, 2013

Well this is an event that I’ll never forget. I’ll remember it not for the fireworks, nor the fact that this was the first time I’d be viewing the City of New Bedford’s fireworks from Fairhaven, MA, but because I was so sun-burnt that it actually hurt to take these photos.

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Hercules Winter Storm Time-lapse

During the night on Jan. 2nd, I shot this time-lapse of over 1600 photos. Winter storm Hercules was bearing down on Southern New England. I set up shop around 9:00pm on Jan. 2nd and the last photograph was taken around 6:30am the next morning. From time to time there were near white-out conditions during this storm, though it was not as bad as the Blizzard of 2013. Like my previous time-lapse, this was shot with 2 cameras (a Canon Rebel XT, and a Canon Rebel T3) using an 18-55 lens set at ~18mm.

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