Sunday, August 14, 2022

Rocket Launch Destroys Camera

I saw this image on the web and had to investigate:



It turns out the story is true, but not how I imagined it.

NASA photographer Bill Ingalls set up several remotely triggered cameras near the launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to capture a SpaceX launch. And he was successful:


Image from NASA / Bill Ingalls.

Ingalls went to pick up his cameras, and he had ones closer to the launch pad that were just fine. But one that was farther away and captured the previous image looked like this:


Image from NASA / Bill Ingalls.

No, it wasn't the blast of the rocket that burned this instantly (which is how I imagined it in my mind). Instead, the rocket launch sparked a brush fire (which is apparently not uncommon) and Ingalls camera fell victim. He said it had continued to take photos "until its demise," and shared one of the final images:


Image from NASA / Bill Ingalls.

Is that the lens hood melting down at the top of that image? Wild.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Newspaper Article About My "4 a.m." Exhibition

I was interviewed by Ron from the Concordia University newspaper "The Sword." Ron took a unique approach for the article. Here a pic of it which features a photo of me and Concordia professor Cate Vermeland, and below that is a readable scan of the article:







Thanks for the interview Ron!

For more on my exhibition that was up this past winter, check out this link with all the photos from the exhibition, as well as this link that has more related links at the bottom of it.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Peter Adams on Cameras




As someone who just had a solo exhibition consisting of work shot on a 16-year-old digital camera, I tend to agree.

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Burnt Umber / Raw Umber




Thursday, June 30, 2022

Concordia University's Print Shop

This past spring, I found myself wandering around the Concordia University print shop as I was waiting to meet a friend at my solo exhibition in the Concorida Gallery. (Click that last link for images from the exhibition, and this link to see the photographs in the exhibition.) I found myself snapping photos with my phone.

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Again, here are more images from my solo exhibition in the Concorida Gallery this past winter/spring.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

A Photographer on World Yoga Day

Yesterday was "World Yoga Day," and I saw this posted on Instagram:



I haven't done the middle one or the lower right, but I think I've done versions of the rest over the years...

Sunday, June 05, 2022

Every Piece from the "4 a.m." Exhibition

Here's all 44 images that were shown this past spring at in my "4 a.m." exhibition at the Concordia Gallery. They are shown as if you were walking clockwise around the exhibition. (Click here to see some photos from the exhibition.)

Click any image to enlarge.


“Flooded Harriet Island, 4:30 a.m.”


“Gold Medal Park in Downtown Minneapolis During a Light Snow, 4:45 a.m.”


“Blinking Lights, 4:45 a.m.”


“The Southeast Steam Plant and the 35W Bridge, 4:15 a.m.”


“Under the 35W Bridge, 4:30 a.m.”


“Cup Foods Deli, 4:35 a.m.”


“Downtown Minneapolis Through a Hole in the Bridge, 4:25 a.m.”


“Lake Street, 4:15 a.m.”


“The Hennepin Ave Bridge and Grain Belt Beer Sign, 4:30 a.m.”


“Tulips at Lakewood Cemetery, 4:45 a.m.”


“Waves Crashing at Grand Marais on Lake Superior During a ‘Gale Warning,’ 4:30 a.m.”


“VFW Flag on Memorial Day, 4:30 a.m.”


“Eight Stories of Bob Dylan, 4:25 a.m.”


“Como Park in a Light Snow, 4:35 a.m.”


“The Minnesota State Capitol Reflected in the Minnesota Senate Building, 4:50 a.m.”


“Waves Crashing on the Riverboat Ramp Along the St. Croix River, 4:40 a.m.”


“Under the Stone Arch Bridge, 4:25 a.m.”


“Love, 4:45 a.m.”


“Downtown St. Paul with Moving Trains, 4:50 a.m.”


“The Mermaid in Schiffman Fountain in Como Park, 4:50 a.m.”


“Ghost Deer at Fort Snelling, 4:15 a.m.”


“Yarn Bombing on Kellogg Ave, 4:15 a.m.”


“Shine On, 4:40 a.m.”


“Under the Stone Arch Bridge During the Drawdown, 4:35 a.m.”


“Adirondacks at Bde Maka Ska, 4:40 a.m.”


“Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4:50 a.m.”


“Parking Lot, 4:50 a.m.”


“Hennepin Avenue Bridge from Nicollet Island, 4:15 a.m.”


“Historic Fort Snelling in the Fog, 4:25 a.m.”


“The Cathedral of Saint Paul with Blooming Trees, 4:15 a.m.”


“The Fall Colors from the High Bridge, 4:25 a.m.”


“Where George Floyd was Killed 36 Hours Prior, 4:35 a.m.”


“Respect the Struggle, 4:40 a.m.”


“George Floyd Memorial One Year Later," 4:15 a.m.”


“Abolish the Police, 4:50 a.m.”


“‘Say Their Names’ Cemetery, 4:30 a.m.”


“George Floyd on Lake Street, 4:45 a.m.”


“Stronger Together, 4:45 a.m.”


“Inside a Burned Down Wendy’s, 4:55 a.m.”


“Fall Colors from Under the Hennepin Ave Bridge on Nicollet Island, 4:45 a.m.”


“Driftwood on Raspberry Island, 4:50 a.m.”


“Under the Franklin Ave Bridge, 4:35 a.m.”


“The Stone Arch Bridge, the Southeast Steam Plant, and the 35W Bridge Over the Mississippi, 4:50 a.m.”


“Under the Stone Arch Bridge, 4:35 a.m.”

Here's a link to exhibition photos from 2 months ago, and that link has more links relevant to the exhibition at the bottom. So check it out!

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