|My interest in photography began in High
School. At that time I used my allowance to buy a subscription to
Astronomy Magazine. I was fascinated by the images inside the
astrophotography section. I set a goal to buy a camera would allow
me to capture the night sky myself.
With the passage of Hale-Bopp through the
night sky, I was still without a camera. I decided that I would not
miss another great comet and I spoke to my Dad. He agreed to help me
buy one by paying for a part of it as my Christmas gift. So in
December 1997, I had a nice, new, shiny Minolta 400si in my
In the Summer of 1998, I still had not captured the night
sky, but I did catch my first lightning bolt on film. Since then
I've storm chased and photographed many storms.
Through research and experimentation I began
to capture the night skies, like those in the astronomy magazines. I have taken many
photographs of the night sky including special events such as: the
aurora, solar eclipse, lunar eclipse, and meteor showers.