Monday, August 21, 2017

Eclipse 2017

One of my colleagues made a great pinhole viewer from a long and narrow Amazon box. Here's an image of today's eclipse:

Solar eclipse. Mountain View, California

My cereal-box viewer worked too. The image was brighter, but much smaller.

Pinhole eclipse viewer. Santa Cruz, California

I dug through my Mom's slides last night, and found these ones from our eclipse expedition to the total eclipse in Virginia Beach in 1970. We made some really big pinhole viewers for the trip:

Virginia Beach, Virginia (photos by Angela Bacher)

Friday, August 18, 2017

Glamping in Moab

Moab, Utah
After a cold night at high altitude in a two-person tent at Cedar Breaks, Ben and I spent the evening at Under Canvas in Moab. Our tent had a comfy king-size bed, a carpet, and night tables with solar-powered phone chargers (you can see the solar panel at the end of the ridgepole)! We also discovered the joys of 3.2% beer. We took our chairs out to the slickrock ledge behind our tent, split a six-pack and watched the Perseid meteor shower.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Photographer at Dead Horse Point

Moab, Utah
Photographer and filmmaker Ben Bacher at Dead Horse Point in the Utah canyonlands.

Sunday, August 6, 2017