Click on the images to see a larger version.

All of the images on this site are copyrighted material and may not be used without written permission of the owner. If you would like to use or purchase prints any of these images, please visit Full Moon Photography for more information.

All of the images here have been reduced in size to at least 1/6 the original and then compressed for display.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Flight Simulator X Screen Shots

I haven't used this blog in quite a long time, as you can see by the date of the last update.

Anyway, I have recently upgraded our home office computer, looking for a box that would let me "fly" Flight Simulator X (FSX) with realistic settings and scenery. This way I could practice instrument procedures so my skills don't get too rusty, check out a multitude of rare and historic airplanes, and lastly to create aviation imagery.

On this last point I have been posting my early work on the website in their Screen Shot Forum. I've been working on improving the appearance of FSX to look as realistic & visual appealing as possible.

I recently started making images of the quality I want to produce. While I enjoy the ability in that forum to create stories based on flights, there are severe restrictions to the file sizes that can be posted. Since screen shots are already very limited in resolution, further reduction in size and additional compression really hurts the final images. I considered posting my screen grabs on our business website, but that's not really appropriate. That's why I am resurrecting this blog.

In the future I'll be posting what I consider the best of my simulated aviation images at their full 1.3 megapixel screen resolution starting very soon.

Labels: ,

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Full Moon Photography has been updated!

Our commercial site has been updated with new images, a new look, easier navigation and in our galleries, you can now order prints directly.

Please take a look and let us know what you think!

Full Moon Photography

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Did you Google me?

I'm getting more and more contacts from the good people in Tucson and the surrounding areas who have seen my images on KOLD-TV (channel 13 in Tucson).

I'm very happy you enjoy the images I've shared with Chuck, Erin & Aaron and their viewers enough to search me out!

My partner & I invite you to take a look at our website, Full Moon to view more of our images & time lapse animations. As I mention in the post below, we are updating our website and will soon be introducing a new set of galleries where prints and other products will be available for purchase.

One last note, we are available to photograph your special events, including weddings. (We LOVE shooting weddings!)

Thanks again for your interest in my images and we hope you consider us for your photographic needs in the future!

Richard & Sara

Not forgotten

I know its been a long LONG time since I added any content to this blog. That doesn't mean I forgot about it!

We are working hard on updating our commercial site, and more importantly, making NEW images! It won't be long now before our best images will be available for direct ordering as prints and other items.

Please take a look at the current version of our site and come back soon to see what we've done to improve it!



Full Moon Photography

Friday, March 21, 2008

A few more Digital Wet-Plates from Picacho

Digital Wet-Plate Collodions

It's been months since I last updated this blog, but I'll start adding things every so often.

This first new post is a set of images made during the Picacho Peak Battle re-enactment in March 2008. The images were made using my Canon 20D and later processed in Photoshop to give them the appearance of being made using the wet plate collodion process.

This first image was made of a young boy who was having his picture made by a photographer that actually WAS using the wet plate collodion process. Her exposure time was 6 seconds. Stands that held the head and other parts of the body steady were commonly used during that era.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

The Ring Nebula - M57

Waiting for the clouds to move out on my second of three nights at the 1.5-m telescope on Mt. Lemmon, I took the opportunity to take a few images that I normally wouldn't have time to take. This object is known as the "Ring Nebula", because it is, obviously, shaped like a ring. (Great imagination, we astronomers!)

You can find out more information about this object at Tuugii's blog here.

Mt. Lemmon Survey Telescope - 10 second exposure, 1.5 meter aperture @ f/ 2. For more about this telescope and MLS, follow the Catalina Sky Survey link on the right side of this page.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Hitchcock's "The Birds"

My friend Tim & I went birding at his favorite location, Plum Island, northeast of Boston, during my trip there. Literally tens and maybe hundreds of thousands of Barn & Tree Swallows were flocking during our visit. Each dot in this image is a bird and this is just one of many flocks that flew overhead during our day there!

Canon 20D - 1/8000th second, 72mm @ f/ 13, ISO 3200

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Boston - 52370

After several hours and several miles walking around Boston, I stopped to rest on a bench next to a government building. Looking around, I liked the way the angles of the buildings seemed to mesh together from my vantage point.

Canon 20D - 1/60th second, 28mm @ f/ 25, ISO 200

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Old State House Boston 52374

Canon 20D - 1/60th second, 60mm @ f/ 10, ISO 100

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Death is an Irreverent Bastard

Wandering around "The Granery" in Boston, I was looking for funerary art that was atypical. Most of the 18th century grave stones had cherubs, urns with bending willows or the most common, winged skulls.

Edward Richards' stone caught my attention and made me chuckle. The Irreverent Bastard, Death (the skeleton) is sitting on a skull, presumably Edward's. Flanked by cross bones, Death is also accompanied by a winged hour glass on his right (Time Flies) and a scythe behind him, the tool of the Grim Reaper.

Canon 20D - 1/125th second, 28mm @ f/ 7.1, ISO 200

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Proud Sailor

And rightly so, considering his post on the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel, the United States Ship Constitution.

Thanks to him and all of the active duty and veteran servicemen and women of the US military.

Canon 20D - 1/250th second, 10mm @ f/ 10, ISO 100

Friday, August 24, 2007

Paul Revere

The Freedom Trail takes you on a walking tour of historic Boston. Just east of the Old North Church is the well known statue of Paul Revere riding away from the church on his famous midnight ride.

Lesser known, but no less important are the two OTHER riders from that night who alerted the Minutemen, Wiliam Dawes and Samuel Prescott.

Canon 20D - 1/30th second, 53mm @ f/ 9, ISO 800

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Dancing with Death

I spent several days in and around Boston while on vacation and several hours were spent in the historic old cemeteries looking for unique funerary art. Rebecca Gerrish, who's marker we see here, was burried in the King's Church cemetery, Boston's oldest, after she died in 1743.

You'll see more of these images and details about the various iconography in the coming days.

Canon 20D - 1/200th second, 71mm @ f/ 2.8, ISO 100

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Molino Canyon, Santa Catalinas - 51578

I always enjoy this view up Molino Canyon on my commute to work. As you head higher into the Santa Catalinas, you enter this canyon surrounded by Saguaros. As you leave the far end there are no more Saguaro but instead you are within the High Chaparral.

Canon 20D - 1/60th second, 28mm @ f/ 11, ISO 100

Late Afternoon Snack

I was watching & photographing the hummers coming to my backyard feeder when this Cactus Wren swooped down and did a little foraging. He came up with this caterpillar in the plant behind him

Canon 20D - 1/1000th second, 500mm @ f/ 6.3, ISO 3200

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Thimble Peak

You have to love how green the desert around Tucson gets during the monsoons. Especially in years with above average rainfall, like this year!

Thimble Peak is visible to the left, Tucson is beyond the ridge line of the front range of the Santa Catalinas. Seven Cataracts is located off to the right.

Yet another image published on KOLD TV's View Views web site.

Canon 20D - 1/125th second, 28mm @ f/ 13, ISO 100

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Immature Annas

I'm not sure if this is the same Anna's Hummingbird as imaged below, but he has some additional red feathers in his gorget and on his head.

Canon 20D - 1/640th second, 417mm @ f/ 7.1, ISO 1600

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Seven Cataracts - 51207

Many of the springs and creeks in the Santa Catalinas were flowing due to the monsoon rains since last week. Here is one shot of Seven Cataracts that is also featured on KOLD TV's Viewer Views.

Canon 20D - 1/200th second, 98mm @ f/ 7.1, ISO 100

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Adolescent Anna's

A young male Anna's Hummingbird was visiting my feeders today. He made the sixth species of hummingbird I have now seen.

Canon 20D - 1/400th second, 500mm @ f/ 7.1, ISO 3200