Photography – Backcountry Sights Photos and stories from the outdoors Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:00:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Photography – Backcountry Sights 32 32 123251974 An Automated Astrophoto Processing System Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:41:30 +0000 Update 8/20/2015: Thanks to some knowledgeable folks on Reddit, I have updated the scripts and description of my workflow to be more correct and (hopefully) more helpful for readers. Astrophotography is a fun hobby and can produce some incredible images. It can also be a bit tricky to get right. To fully capture the light […]

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Spruce Knob Astrophotography Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000 As a photographer and a person interested in space, I wanted to watch the Perseid meteor shower this week. However, I’m currently situated near Washington DC, which has horrendous light pollution. The sky doesn’t turn black at night, it turns orange. If you’re lucky and there aren’t any clouds, you can usually see a handful […]

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Watermark Photos in Darktable Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:00 +0000 I like to put a watermark on my photos, especially the ones I post to online sites like Flickr where I’m trying to demonstrate the quality of my shots. Up to this point, I’ve been using command line tools and a PHP script. This has worked fine, but I’ve known that Darktable is capable of adding […]

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DC By Night Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:30:00 +0000 If you’ve ever been to DC in the summertime, you know how crowded it gets. People from all over the world, not to mention the USA, flock to the National Mall and surrounding areas to see the Smithsonian museums and the famous monuments. Honestly, I think summer is the worst time to visit. Heat and […]

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Runway 19 Approach Path Mon, 27 Jul 2015 02:33:32 +0000 Gravelly Point Park is one of DC’s lesser known grassy areas. It is located across the Potomac from the popular monuments, and just happens to be right next to Ronald Reagan Int’l Airport (KDCA). I discovered Gravelly Point from some online search for “things to do in DC.” Once you’ve been here a few times […]

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