2020...What A Crap Show
This year sucked in about every way it could have it suck. From Murder Hornets to Covid-19, this year just straight up blew. Photography wise, I could probably say the same thing. I did get a chance to see some things, but mostly before the lockdown. I got to see eagles released for the first time; however that was a fail also since they opened the crate the wrong way and I was unable to get the shot I really wanted. After lockdown I made a few trips and those were landscape in nature only. It usually was so early in the morning so everyone was still sleeping or not thinking to go out. I usually had any place I wanted completely to myself which not is only nice photographically, but also for the mind as listening to nature is so soothing. I dabbled in people photos this year too, which was a strange change given the restrictions and mask wearing. Astrophotography wise, it was a really good year for astronomical events. We had the Neowise comet which was a spectacular sight. There were a couple very active meteor showers. I only participated in a couple as cloudy skies ruined a couple of them and most were shot from the back yard. The Gemini shower earlier this month was a spectacular sight. Only problem was the focal point was over the house and it was tough to shoot. I did see three super bright meteors with my own eyes and stupid me happened to be checking settings on my camera every time, so I only caught one later in the night. We had a lunar eclipse, but again, clouds. The convergence of Jupiter and Saturn on December 21st was the crown jewel this year for me. That was a fun and amazing sight to see. There happened to be a meteor shower that night as well, but again, I only saw them with my eyes and nothing on camera to show for it.
Okay, enough of the blabbering, here are some shots from this year that I feel happy to share.
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