Solar Eclipse

The solar eclipse from Orangeburg, South Carolina.

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A spring aurora on the prairie

Originally posted on Christopher Martin Photography:
A red alert from the Aurora Watch website late on the 27th prompted me to head north in search of the Northern Lights.  I traveled around for a while on either side of midnight – the sky was clear but the lights were very soft.  Eventually the sky’s glow began to build and I stopped on Jumping Pound Road south of… Continue reading A spring aurora on the prairie

Photographs from a foggy landscape

Originally posted on Christopher Martin Photography:
Last weekend when fog stretched out across Calgary, I spent the morning photographing along the western edge near Springbank and east of the city around Delacour.  The density of the fog changed constantly which was great fun to play with in the images I made. At times the sun would break through the haze.  Some of those moments were incredible… Continue reading Photographs from a foggy landscape

Three Snowy owls on the 30th

Originally posted on Christopher Martin Photography:
Just before New Year’s Eve, I headed east and ended up spending all of the daylight hours on the prairies.  During the day I came across three Snowy owls in separate locations.  The first was perched on a telephone pole keeping an eye on the coming dawn and the snow below.  She flew in front of me when a loud truck passed… Continue reading Three Snowy owls on the 30th

Thanjavur and the Doctrine of Lapse

Originally posted on What an Amazing World!:
Thanjavur Maratha Palace Chapter 4, Part 16 Once South and Southeast Asia were lands where Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms and empires, and later Islamic sultanates, conquered one another not only to exert their dominance, but also to control the lucrative spice trade in the region. Then the Europeans came and forever changed the geopolitical landscape of Asia and… Continue reading Thanjavur and the Doctrine of Lapse