Okay, Okay

For real, now.  I'm gonna try blogging.  And actually TRY.  I always go through phases during which I'm all for the idea of a blog, but then I lose interest.  So here we go; I'm going to try to blog (almost) all of my shoots from here on out.  

It's been a slow couple weeks since I photographed my cousin's wedding in Florida (blog coming soon).  I've gone camping and rafting with a great group of photographer friends (and one toy designer), threw a no-hitter in wiffle ball, and learned a little about astrophotography.  For those of you who don't know, (side note: if you are giving a speech at a wedding, don't start it with "for those of you who don't know me..."  EVERYONE starts it that way.  Get creative!) astrophotography is the art of photographing space from Earth.  It works best when there is minimal light pollution (avoiding big cities) and when the moon is new or close to new.  

I went up to my old hometown of Vernon, NJ to hang out with my friend Mark who moved to California about 2 years ago.  After playing trivia at one bar and closing out another, we decided to roam around and find some good spots to try astrophotography for the first time.  Here are some of the results:

Now that I know what I'm doing, the next time there's a new moon and a clear sky you'll definitely see some better astrophotographs from me.

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