Guest photographer Denny Barnes captured this view of Stayton at night. It’s a view those of us in town don’t get to see, and it’s pretty danged awesome. His description:
This is a shot of Stayton after dark on the same night I shot the comet. Lots of pretty lights with the reflection of them in the clouds. I see this sight every time I go to town after dark and never tire of it.
I wouldn’t get tired of it, either. Thanks, Denny!
Guest photographer Denny Barnes sent me this cool photo he took of the comet PanSTARRS a few nights ago. His description:
Well, we had a little break in the clouds and I was able to get a few shots of comet PanSTARRS. I wish I could have gotten it a little higher in the sky when it was brighter but the clouds got in the way before I could get the camera set up and I had to wait about ten minutes for the clouds and the comet to move. I guess it’s better than nothing at all. I’ll try again if we get more clear sky.
I love it, especially since I haven’t had the opportunity to see it myself. Thanks, Denny!
Guest photographer Denny Barnes, who lives in the hills just outside of Stayton, brings us today’s gorgeous images of the northern lights (click on the thumbnail at right to see it larger). His description:
I went out to get the mail last night and when I looked to the north I forgot about the mail and ran for my camera. The Northern Lights was putting on a big display but by the time I got the camera set up it was disappearing pretty fast. I did manage to get a couple shots before it was gone. Most of the time it is red but once in a while green and blue are mixed in. This is the brightest one I’ve seen in several years.
Oh, how I love these photos. Thanks so much, Denny!
Now that Christmas is over, Santa Claus is taking a break. He and his old pal Frosty the Snowman decided to spend some time getting caught up on everything that’s happened since last winter. Santa spent all his time organizing this year’s sleigh ride, moderating elf disputes, and making his naughty and nice lists. Frosty on the other hand spent most of the summer in Antarctica, because he’d never been there before. He made a lot of good penguin friends, though one thought it was funny to steal Frosty’s magic hat and put it on random lumps of snow to see if they would dance around like Frosty. They did, though Frosty never saw them. Without his hat, he couldn’t do or see a thing. Darned penguin.
All in all, it was a good visit, though by the end of it things became a bit strained. Santa was really tired and wasn’t his usual jolly old self. Frosty said he wasn’t sure he’d want to visit again next year, but Santa wasn’t worried. He knew Frosty would be back again someday. Even if he wasn’t, Santa has ways of tracking people down. It’s what he does.
Why, yes, I am posting a photo of Christmas lights after Christmas is over. That would be because I have one singular non-Christmas photo I can post, so I’m taking advantage of the near-Christmas vibe for as long as I can. This house happens to be my own.
I hope everyone who celebrated Christmas had a great holiday, and that everyone in general had a great Tuesday.
Merry Christmas Even to those who celebrate the day, and happy Tuesday to everyone everywhere! Unless you are on the other side of the world, where it is probably Christmas already, so… Merry Christmas! And happy Wednesday!
Today we have an intentionally out of focus Christmas tree. It’s not my Christmas tree, though, it’s actually one my neighbor’s had decorated in their yard. But if you want to see my tree, click on the thumbnail at right. It’s actually in focus. Funny, that.
Tomorrow I’ll have another Christmas tree, taken by a guest photographer. Stay tuned.
Oh, look. Christmas lights. I haven’t posted those for the last several days or anything. I took this photo in my front yard, because there are lights in my front yard, and I have a camera. So I took a picture. And posted it here. Today. Well, technically, I wrote this a few days ago, but it’s getting posted today. Whenever today is. I’ve lost track.