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Smith River Photography
Day and night photos and Astrophotography from in and around the Blue Ridge mountains in Southern Virginia
m31 k-50 15x80s
snowball bush crop
clouds lit from within
Sadly, this was not taken using my pentax, but I liked it so much I had to share.  
C6 SCT @f30 
Maybe one day I'll get a Pentax that...
Is that a Hibiscus, in Virginia?
The Rosette Nebula 
135mm iso1000 
Single image.
m27 Dumbell nebula. A supernova remnant. 
150mm newtonian 
asi178mm lrgb 60seconds per frame. 
I only had a few frames after autoguiding issues.
Mabry mill.
Hidden mill. You can still smell the mash if you try hard.
A frame from the trails pic. I'm making a short video from it as well. Plenty of clouds.
Textured Postage stump.
Butterfly on a Joe Pye. 
This crazy bush in my yard is over 7 feet tall and grows from the ground each year.
Harvest moon Haiku broken. 
A broken haiku is a poem that follows the 5-7-5 rule but then stomps on it.
Trip to Slaughters
windy road IMGP2833 
Many of our roads are too twisted to portray well. They always seem to be about to disappear.
mw8 15 18 trails 
k-50 DA18-55mm 60sec ~75frames 
I pushed the colors up a bit to see the residue of passing clouds and mw
heart and soul dark nebulas. 
K-50 135mm f2.5 takumar with UHC filter.
polaris trails wep
In memorandum 
Daphne posing in a sunbeam on my car roof away from neighborhood dogs and coyotes. 
Daphne walked up to me one day while I was...
Bug photobomb
Just another commuter sunrise. These things make me late for work. 
Conversion made this dark. I can see I need to resize my own photos.
Cloudy solar eclipse. Solar minimum for my position 09-21-17 
hand held, 18-55mm kit lens.
Surface tension.

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