Constellation Prize

I was lucky enough to be able to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower this year, which was a particularly good year for it. I tried my hand at some astrophotography for the first time. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to capture a meteor, but I did this consolation prize (or rather constellation prize, thanks Moh!), instead. It’s not perfect, but I’m proud of this first real attempt. The orange glow behind the tree is actually the Moon setting at about 1:15am.

Constellation Prize
The Moon setting behind a tree with a dramatic night sky in the background.

Grove of the Patriarchs

Devin and I explored the Grove of the Patriarchs near Mount Rainier as a last hurrah before the end of summer. I strapped a GoPro to my shoulder to record the whole experience. Afterward I threw the footage into the Microsoft Hyperlapse Pro preview as a test. I quite liked the end result (especially with some music over the top) so here it is for you to enjoy.

Some photos from the trip:

Valentine’s Sunset

Valentine's Sunset
Another stunning Puget Sound sunset from this past Valentine’s Day weekend.

This is one of my favorite things about living on the Puget Sound. We really do have some of the best sunsets in the world.

Also I’ve been playing around with a new logo that a friend of mine made for me. I’m generally not a fan of watermarks, but this is simple, unobtrusive, and I love the design.