Tribute ~ Around the Nation, the U.S. Flag is being flown at half-mast in honor of Senator John McCain, 08/28

Fayetteville has several really BIG flags. Captures of the one near Morganton and Skibo Roads

May the Senator Rest in Peace


My condolences…


Photography ~ At the end of Nautical Twilight, Fayetteville, North Carolina–11/16

Yesterday–between 5:54 & 6:24 am EST

Timing & Length

twiligh-phasesThe duration of each twilight phase depends on the latitude and the time of the year. In locations where the Sun is directly overhead at noon – for example at the Equator during the equinoxes – the Sun traverses the horizon at an angle of 90°, making for swift transitions between night and day and relatively short twilight phases. For example, in Quito, Ecuador, which is very close to the Equator, civil twilight begins only about 21 minutes before sunrise during the equinoxes.

At higher latitudes, in both hemispheres, the Sun’s path makes a lower angle with the horizon, so the twilight phases last longer:


Photography ~ My Autumn Blooming Yucca–The flowering has begun [100mm shots], 10/17

It is a lot warmer now–65°

This series


Photography ~ My Autumn Blooming Yucca–The flowering has begun, 10/17

It is chilly this morning as I wait for the sun…

This series

Photography ~ The Sun–Now with a Baader Solar Filter, 09/14

That means a “white” versus “orange” sun

It was too cloudy to get a good focus. I used CamRanger for exposure selection [manual mode] and triggering the shutter.


Nonetheless, I like the clouds. They are not visible with my orange filter.

Video ~ Partial Solar Eclipse–First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 08/21

It’s a wrap…

Keepsake for my Partial Solar Eclipse Host–First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 08/21

Thank you for permitting me to work from your church.

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