About Me

I have always enjoyed learning. Reading allowed me to explore science, history, and fiction of all types. Astronomy was a favorite topic but it was only late in life that I was able to have my own telescope. As a first and second year medical student I had a “side hack” giving the planetarium lecture at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu and on Friday nights a local volunteer operated the reflector telescope for the customers and me.

About the same time I took up photography and did Black/White printing and developing. Life and color blindness got in the way of progressing so I sold the dark room equipment and camera. As digital cameras appeared, became better and more reasonably priced, I bought a Nikon D 80 and started taking images again. I graduated to full frame Nikons and some BIG lenses. I began to travel on photo trips and it was obvious that safely transporting cameras and lenses would become more difficult. I switched to the micro 4/3’s world and have stayed there. When I retired from Pediatrics and moved to Arizona, I finally was able to scratch the astronomy itch with a 11 inch reflector and a color camera. It was a very steep learning curve with both the telescope and the post processing of images that took hours to capture.

My site contains Astronomy images shot from my back yard, Infrared, drone and travel images. There are a wide variety of images and it is difficult to single out my favorites but, if pressed to do so, I would probably favor people images taken on the street.

I hope you enjoy them

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