Saturday, August 10, 2013

Milky Way Time Lapse Video

On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, I shot pictures of the Milky Way passing behind the TWR antenna towers.  I made the Tue. night exposures at ISO 3200 and the Wed. ones at ISO 1600.  I like the Wed. results better, so here is a 28 second video made up images shot between 8pm and 2am on August 7.  Each image was exposed for 34 seconds and there was a four second pause between shots.

The original video is at 1080p resolution, so if you have a HD screen and a fast Internet connection, be sure to click on the size buttons on the bottom right part of the frame so you can see the higher quality versions.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Perseid Preview

Tuesday and Wednesday nights were pretty clear here on Bonaire.  So I was out late taking pictures.  The Perseid meteor shower peaks this coming weekend, but I've seen a few nice ones already.

One bright Perseid was low and slow and went right behind the TWR antenna towers.  It even showed up in this image.  But seeing it live was better!

Friday, August 02, 2013

Kibrahacha Trees again

We had some very heavy rains this past Saturday.

A few Kibrahacha trees seem to have appreciated it and have burst into bloom.

Here is the view looking east from the TWR offices.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Mountain Bike Fun Race

Frank Bohm, from the Freewieler bike shop, has been organizing a number of bike races this year.  He has been able to line up different sponsors for the different races.  A big thank you goes to the folks at FLOW for sponsoring this month's race.  And thank you, Frank, for the pictures.

I was able to participate this past weekend and had a great time, except for the three occasions that my wheels got totally locked by mud that got jammed between the tires and the frame.  Mud is not usually a problem here on Bonaire.  :)

There were 34 riders in total, which is awesome for a Bonaire bike race.  24 of the riders did one lap around the 17km course, and 13 of us did two laps.  You can't tell from the pictures, but there were quite a few female riders in the group.

Most of the course was on dirt roads or double track, with a couple short technical climbs thrown in as well.  The first half mile or so was on the paved Lagoon Road.  That is the scenic Bonaire landfill in the background of this last shot.