Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, February 19, 2018

First Ski Day!

The snow hasn't been great this year, so I've been waiting to head up to Copper to ski. But I made the trip on Saturday, and despite the holiday-weekend crowds had fun and took a couple of shots with the cell-phone. The rope in the lower-left of the photo marks in-bound terrain.
I managed to stay away from most of the people. It's always nice to be in the mountains!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Another Boston Skywatch

Here's another leftover Skywatch Friday photo taken with my cellphone in cold Boston over the holidays.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Yosemite Waterfalls & El Capitan

For my next post on Yosemite I'm featuring a couple of its many tall waterfalls.
They're everywhere you look!
And here's a shot of the famous El Capitan, the 3,000-foot (900-meter) high rock formation.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Los Angeles 1988

This week's Skywatch Friday photo is from my first-ever trip to Los Angeles, all the way back in 1988.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Yosemite Streams

Last time we were in California we took a day to explore Yosemite. It was overcrowded (they need to start limiting visitor numbers), but still worth the trip. I'll start my posts with some streams. I've got several more posts from Yosemite planned so stay tuned...
The natural beauty really is amazing.
Everywhere you look there's something to see.
And of course, those famous rock faces are everywhere!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Section 16 Trail

One of our local trails is a square one mile on each side, and it's a good winter hike as it's relatively low elevation and doesn't get much snow.
There's nothing spectacular, but it makes for an enjoyable couple of hours.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Total Lunar Eclipse

I made a point of watching this morning's total Lunar eclipse, a super blue blood Moon, to get some photos for Skywatch Friday (that's a total solar eclipse and a total lunar eclipse in just over five months). It's super because it's at the closest point to Earth in its orbit. Here the Earth's shadow is just starting to touch it.
It's blue simply because that's what the second full Moon of a month is called. Here it's almost gone.
It's blood because that's the color it turns when totally covered by the Earth's shadow, only getting sunlight refracted through our atmosphere. I took the dogs for a walk under this very dim red moonlight.
And as if nature hadn't blessed us with enough beauty for one day, driving to work a few minutes later I took the following photo.

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