2023 In Review

January 27, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Help me select the favorite image of 2023!

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It's been a year of growth for me with regard to photography. I've been having a blast! A lot of late nights, some disappointments, many amazing sights that caught me in wonder (this world is an amazing place). I'm telling you, it makes it hard for me to focus on my real job and not want to do this stuff all the time, but this certainly does NOT pay the bills. But GAWD, it's so wonderfully amazing!

Learning all about rockets has been fun. It is a bit of a curve, there is so much to learn as you can suspect, and to be so far away makes getting the shots I daydream about just that much harder, but I'm getting there.

Learning astrophotography is even tougher. I'm focusing on Milky Way photography right now, leaving deep space for those with bigger wallets. Chasing the Milky Way will prove challenging enough. Season is approaching, so get ready to start seeing more of those images soon.

Next up will be IR photography. I just got my first full-spectrum converted IR camera from my mentor and Photography Professor from out in Washington State and can't wait to dip my toes into that!! It should be a beautiful addition to the Milky Way nightscapes I'm planning. 

But before all that, April's total eclipse is my next big goal, with the hope of catching Baileys Beads, or at the very least, the glowing white corona of the sun during totality. Wait.... what's wrong with me, I'm blathering on about 2024 when this is a post about 2023! Let's get back on track. These are the highlights of my 2023.

2023 In Review

Revived my blog!!

1 Solar Eclipse

14 Rocket Launches = 14 of 69 vehicles launched from Florida = 20% viewing rate for me!

Took my drone photography to "new heights".

Caught a few great storms in the lightning capital of the US.

Witnessed the miracle of the blue bioluminescence for the first time in the Indian River Lagoon.

Started polishing my astrophotography and nightscape photography skills.

 

Of course, here are my 12 (ok, maybe a few extra) favorite images of 2023... but I can't pick an overall favorite because some have more sentimental meaning to me.

That's where you come in.

Help me select the favorite image of 2023!

Which do you like most?
Pick your favorite by tapping any photo to open larger images,

then clicking/tapping the heart in the corner of your screen.

Stargazing In Style With American CoachStargazing In Style With American Coach

Atlas SilentBarkerAtlas SilentBarker

Real EclipseReal Eclipse

Flower FrogFlower Frog

Swamp Marigold Sunset, FLSwamp Marigold Sunset, FL

Super Moon over Melrose, FLSuper Moon over Melrose, FL

Cooper River Marsh, SCCooper River Marsh, SC

Lightning on Santa FeLightning on Santa Fe

Fall in Florida Swamp DaisiesFall in Florida Swamp Daisies

Falcon 9 Starlink 6-14Falcon 9 Starlink 6-14

Graphite Range Community ForestGraphite Range Community Forest

Santa Fe Milky Way, FLSanta Fe Milky Way, FL

House of Refuge As The Bird FliesHouse of Refuge As The Bird Flies

Falcon 9 Starlink Group 6-34Falcon 9 Starlink Group 6-34
Suwannee Springs Graffiti BridgeSuwannee Springs Graffiti Bridge

Wood DucksWood Ducks
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