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Moon, stars and the occasional eclipse

Harvest Moon

If you are out and about near sunset this evening, the Harvest Moon will be in full view.  With the recent heat and dust particulates in the atmosphere the moon should appear larger than normal.  The September full Moon occurs closest to the autumnal equinox. Native Americans would call it the [...]

By | September 30th, 2012|3 Comments

Final Flight of the Endeavour

This can be a strange and unusual job.  One day it's a wildfire, maybe a county Supervisor's meeting.  The next could be a football game or a black tie event.  It really never gets boring. That's why I jumped at the chance to photograph the final flight of the Shuttle [...]

By | September 22nd, 2012|1 Comment

Summer Sunset

Mid-summer and everything is all right.  A summer sunset with a nearly full moon, Tuesday night.

By | July 31st, 2012|0 Comments

Windsor Fireworks

The view of fireworks in Windsor, Tuesday July 3, 2012. Happy Independence Day!   -Kent Porter

By | July 3rd, 2012|0 Comments

Summer Moon

The full moon, Monday July 2, 2012. -Kent Porter  

By | July 3rd, 2012|0 Comments

Transit of Venus

I had the chance to photograph the much anticipated transit of Venus on Tuesday June 5.  Using a special filter put together by Director of Photography Chad Surmick (for last months solar eclipse) I was able to get a clear shot of the once in a lifetime planetary show.  I [...]

By | June 6th, 2012|0 Comments

Eclipse!

The view from my backyard of the Annualar eclipse this afternoon...the images were taken just a few minutes apart.       -Kent Porter

By | May 20th, 2012|0 Comments

Full Moon-Set 2012

Welcome to the new year.  After a week of much needed vacation, I photographed the full moon setting in the western sky this morning.  Have a good day. -Kent Porter

By | January 10th, 2012|0 Comments

Eclipsed

After a Friday night of shooting football and finally falling asleep at about 1am Saturday morning, I dragged myself out of a dreamless slumber at 4:30am, slipped north up the 101 and headed to the Geysers to get a clear view of the lunar eclipse.  Surprisingly, as the valley was [...]

By | December 12th, 2011|0 Comments

Moon over Glove

Last year at this time, Christopher Chung, John Burgess and I were shooting baseball playoffs and World Series at AT&T Park . This year, alas, no such luck. Instead, football is being played on turf relegated more to ground balls than midfield tackles. The California Golden Bears are renting new [...]

By | October 17th, 2011|0 Comments