June 7, 2021
I feel very honored that Nikon_USA featured this photo in their Instagram and other social media postings this month for their #AstroPhotography challenge. Nikon reached out to me after I posted this photo on my Instagram feed and tagged my Nikon Z7 in the image.
This is a panorama of eight stacked images taken of the stars using my Move Shoot Move star tracker and two minute exposures combined with four photos taken with the rotator turned off to capture the foreground. For the Milky Way arch, I took overlapping photos with my camera in a vertical orientation, and I also used a Kase AstroBlast filter to accentuate the brighter strs and hide some of the fainter stars. For the foregraound, I switched the camera back to the horizontal orientation and removed the AstroBlast filter to get sharper images.
Here are the photos in the article, and here is the full gallery of backyard fox photos.
I have added several time lapse movies to my Facebook page for clouds in the Grand Canyon, the Milky Way on Saturday March 20th and for the sunrise on March 22nd at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.
I added a field to the filter form, so that you can now search for photos taken in a specific year in my larger galleries. The form field should only appear when the gallery contains photos from multiple years.
I have now added specific prices and sizes for photos that I have composed or cropped to 16x9 or 1x1 (square) aspect ratios for the Fine Art images. I will add those sizes and prices for regular images in the near future.
Waterfall Photos to collect some of the photos from my Rivers & Streams, Autumn, Winter and other galleries. This new gallery only contains a few of my many photos of Great Falls of the Potomac, and it doesn't contain photos of kayakers and canoeists running waterfalls, which you can find in the various Whitewater galleries.
Difficult Run on February 2, 2021 after one of DC's infrequent winter snows. Several of those photos are also in other galleries like my Winter, Rivers & Streams and one in the Black & White galleries.
Farmington Hunt Club. Galleries with all of, or at least all that I'm going to publish of, my photos from the 2020 / 2021 season are accessible on my Farmington Hunt Club page. This includes The Last Hunt of 2020-2021 from Millington, Yadkin on March 8th, Millington on February 25th with the "Crossing Moormans" photos, the 2020 Thanksgiving Hunt, the 2020 Junior Hunt and a several more from earlier in and the middle of the season. Details and the most up to date information on my FHC page.
Milky Way and other astrophotography images, most of which you can still find in the Moon & Stars gallery for now. I will probably start reducing some of the "duplicate", Millky Way and other moonless photos in the Moon & Stars gallery. While the Milky Way season is drawing to a close as the galactic center will soon set before sunset, I have a new Nikon extra wide zoom that I am itching to use in a few weeks when we get past Halloween's full moon.
Wildlife gallery. There are also lots of photos of the deer at Big Meadows that seem to always be grazing in the late afternoon when I'm up there for sunset and other photos. The wildlife gallery also is a home to the bird photos I've been taking in my backyard during this stay at home period and other local wildlife that doesn't fit in the Wilderness category or I have trimmed from the Wilderness gallery. I still have the separate galleries for my Abbott Lane Foxes and the Lamar Valley Wolf Photos from January First, 2020.
Wilderness and Ocean Images galleries in particular. I will aslo be adding a few more slalom races and other kayaking and canoeing photos in the Whitewater galleries in the next few days.
Sunrises and Sunsets and Moon & Stars photos since the Sun & Moon was getting a bit too big. For now, there is considerable overlap betweent the "parent" and "child" galleries, but I will be thinning out the Sun and Moon gallery and only posting the best new sunset, sunrise or moon photos to that gallery while those photos and the alternative takes get posted to the more specific galleries.
The photo on the right was taken at Big Meadows on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park on the morning of July third. The glow at the horizon comes from the valley cities of Harrisonburg and the waxing moon which had just set a few minutes before I took the photo. That is Jupiter glowing in the sky on the left side of the photo.
Spring Landscape photos which either didn't fit into the Flowers gallery or were somewhat lost amongst all the closeup and macro images in that gallery. Some of the images overlap with the Flowers and the Rivers & Stream gallery. Most of the photos are of scenes here in Virginia especially in or near Albemarle County and other picturesque spots in the Piedmont.
New Zealand in December of 1988 as I was on my wy home from meetings in Australia, and I used several of them on my personal Facebook page in the Quarantine Blues Buster Landscape photos. These Kodachrome originals were in pretty good shape, but the photos are mostly just snapshots. I want to go back to New Zealand with my current cameras and sufficient time, or at least more time, to capture more of its beauty.
Swiss Alps in 1983 as I was on my wy to take photos of the 1983 Whitewater World Championships in Merano, Italy. These Kodachrome originals were in really good shape, but I realize that I need to go back to the Alps now that I am a much better photographer.
1978 US Whitewater Slalom Championship gallery for my photos from that race on the Nantahala River. I also created another gallery of my photos from the 1978 Pre World Championships for Whitewater Slalom which were held at the end of that summer in Jonquiere, Quebec. I have been posting additional galleries like for the 1982 PanAm Slalom or the 1986 or 1987 Savage River Slalom races, and I will continue to dig through my slides and post some additional races in the coming days and weeks. Checkout the Whitewater page for links to all of my racing and other photos.
I added a new gallery with some of the photos I have taken at the Univeristy of Virigina over the years. I will add more photos to that gallery soon.
I've made some changes to the shopping cart. You can now get the form to add a photo to your shopping cart directly from the popup window that opens when you click on an image thumbnail. The form will open when you click on the "Buy a Print / Copy" button, and the form doesn't take you to the shopping cart page after you've added the photo. Let me know what you think.
If you are still having problems with the shopping cart, you can always send me an email with a list of your favorite photos, and the size(s) you wish to purchase.
Several people have asked questions like, "What (shutter speed, aperture, lens) did you use for this photograph?" Now, you can find the answer if you click on the "Camera Info" button when you click on a photo thumbnail to get the zoomed in view, and if it is one of my newer, digital images.
Let me know what you think of those changes or if you discover any new bugs.
All of the URLs on my site should now be a lot easier to remember and share. Instead of the old format with the gID=XXX in the URL, you should now be able to simply enter a URL like www.CathySummers.com/2017-NVSL-All-Stars to find the photos I took during the NVSL All Star meet, or www.CathySummers.com/Abbott-Lane-Foxes to see the photos of the foxes who used to live in my backyard. You can always use the Gallery Search page to find a gallery by name or part of a name.
If you login when you start your visit, you can now mark photos as your favorites, and then you can look at all of your favorite images on a separate gallery page. I hope this will really help those of you trying to collect images from multiple galleries as you try to decide which one to purchase. Once logged in, you will see "Your Favorites" as the first item in the "Your Galleries" menu.
The Framed Prints gallery now allows you to look at zoomed in photos of all the framed prints I currently have and are ready for immediate pick up or delivery.
I have added a limited search capability to the gallery pages. You can now filter the images in a gallery by how I have rated the photos, if you want to see which ones I think are the best, and you can search for keywords if, for example you just want to see my rose photos without looking at the other flower images. Please let me know what you think of this change, or contact me with other suggested improvements.
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Lee Graham Parents, I have posted the photos I took at the June 29th and July 20th home meets and before the start of the Progressive Dinner. Please contact me if you need your login credentials.
Swimming is a highly photogenic sport with water flying off the swimmers' hands or cascading down over their faces, or with the distortions provided by the water, and sometimes I think the pictures can be enhanced with various effects in Photoshop, so I created the Swimmers as Art gallery to showcase some of those treatments and otherwise dynamic images. (If you have a favorite photo of your swimmer, contact me if you want to see if I can apply any of those transformations.)
I have enjoyed taking photos at the indoor swim meets over the years, but now that Elena is through with High School swimming and moving on, I won't be taking photos during High School or USS meets in the future. I will leave the photos that I have taken up on this web site for a while, and I will be happy to sell you prints or electronic copies.
If you are a Lee Graham Swim or Dive Team parent, please contact me me to gain access to those galleries.
If you are looking for the photos I have taken at some of the High School swim meets, you can try the Gallery Search to find the gallery. Contact me if you need the gallery password.
With Elena now too old for swimming in NVSL meets, I will not be as tied to Lee Graham pool on my summer mornings. Please contact me if you are interested in discussing having me do your team photos.