Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Venus Transit

 Venus transit, with a couple of faint sunspots also visible.  Taken the same way as the eclipse.

Venus transit awhile later.

Focus is not great, but still looks cool with the clouds in front.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

 Pictures from the May 20, 2012 annular solar eclipse.

I was able to observe the annular eclipse today with cheap sunglasses made for viewing eclipses.  Thanks to the sunglasses I was able to watch the eclipse go from a crescent to a ring, then after trying to take a few pictures I watched it go from a ring back to a crescent. The pictures below were taken with my camera at full zoom and full digital zoom.  The lens was covered with eclipse viewing sunglasses to keep the pictures from saturating.   I did not have a tripod and the light levels were low, so the pictures are not real crisp. 

 Just before maximum coverage.
Annular eclipse!
After max.  I had to take a screen shot from a movie since none of the pictures were in focus. The sun was passing through a cloud when this picture was taken.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Bathroom Done

I finally finished the bathroom. I think it looks a bit better... The kitchen is the main project left to do (plus all of the little stuff that is always popping up).

And just for fun here is a picture of the moon I took on Jan 29, 2010.

Monday, December 14, 2009

A quick house update

I finally finished a couple of rooms. There is still a lot of work to do in the kitchen, and a little work to do in the bathroom.
This is what my bedroom looks like now. The other room is also done.. and is full of boxes.
This is what my front room looks like now. A slight change from what it looked like before.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Pictures of my house torn up

"master bedroom"

bathroom half tiled


living room

Kitchen with some tile

Kitchen with more tile

Everything covered so I can spray paint the ceiling and walls
( the ceiling was really rough)

Bathroom tile down

Friday, September 04, 2009

We had an earthquake swarm the last couple of weeks, and somehow I didn't feel a single one. A seismometer was installed near the epicenter of the swarm, and no earthquakes have happened since... http://www.ees.nmt.edu/Geop/recentquakes.html I was going to post some more house pictures but left my camera at home.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

New House

A few quick pictures of the inside of the small house I bought. I had an ugly/cheap peach/salmon colored paint, and linoleum throughout the whole house. I will post some pictures of it torn up when I get a chance.

Hall (2 bed, 1 bath)

Living room

Kitchen/Dinning area