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Tag: Evan

Astrophotography at Palomar Observatory | Los Angeles, Alhambra, Monterey Park Family Portrait Photographer

Today we have the third guest post by my resident astronomer, Evan, the other half of Bamboo Shoots Photography.  Check out our other Palomar Observatory astrophotography post and our Los Angeles astrophotography post here! Two centuries ago, searching for comets was all the rage.  The European well-to-do would try to see who could find the most […]

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Kim - Not only I do enjoy stargazing through Evan’s photos, but the combination of the light on the street, the golden light in the sky, and so many stars is amazing. I love the contrast! Also, thanks to Evan for your astronomical interpretation. Please continue to do more of these!June 23, 2011 – 2:43 pm

May - Very neat!!June 8, 2011 – 6:55 pm

Marci - Beautiful!!! And thank you for explaining in more detail what is happening up there with stars and symbols. Now when I look into the night sky, I will remember to see the “more that is there”!June 8, 2011 – 5:33 pm

Astrophotography at Palomar Observatory | Pasadena, Glendale, Los Angeles Baby Portrait Photographer Guest Post

Today I’m presenting the second guest post by my resident astronomer, Evan, the other half of Bamboo Shoots Photography.  If you missed our first Los Angeles astrophotography post, check it out here! I sometimes have the privilege of using the Hale Telescope at Palomar Observatory in southern California.  When it was built in 1948, its 200-inch […]

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Chi - These photos are mind-boggling. Evan, congrats! I never imagined that with some real skill and patience you could actually capture the night sky without an absurdly specialized astrophotography star-tracking contraption.April 25, 2011 – 7:11 pm

Kim - I always enjoy looking at the night sky and especially the Milky Way, but I usually haven’t had good luck except when camping. These photos are so amazing! (Did the second photo show a shooting star?)April 23, 2011 – 9:48 am

Larry - Truc – Awesome Photos. They remind me of the beautiful photos I used to enjoy looking at so much in the photography books and magazines I used to have.April 14, 2011 – 10:58 am

Peggy - You actually took that second photo in San Diego? Wow! What an awesome site. I don’t live anywhere near a city that large and I’ve never seen so many stars at once. I guess the key to being a great photographer is knowing where to look and how to see what’s really there. Great job.April 13, 2011 – 4:53 pm

Marci - Really great shot of the Observatory against the star-lit sky with the Milky Way…really good! It’s amazing how well it shows up considering you take in the pitch black of night.

The second photo reminds me of being on a farm in the country and looking up into the night sky. Very peaceful feeling.April 13, 2011 – 3:11 pm

Dale - Great jobApril 13, 2011 – 1:34 pm

Dan - That beautiful Milky Way can be observed near the city of San Diego? You’re such a talented photographer! I really like the observatory in the corner of the first photo contrasting with the Milky Way above it. Good work!April 13, 2011 – 12:38 pm

Xiaoting - Yes it is an amazing place!! I sang the song of exiting all the time. I like the first picture!! ^o^April 13, 2011 – 12:13 pm

May - Amazing!!April 13, 2011 – 10:09 am

Astrophotography | Los Angeles, Pasadena, Glendale Child Portrait Photographer Guest Post

Evan and I have found that the best way to meld our interests—astronomy and photography—is through astrophotography.  Today I’m presenting the first guest post by my resident astronomer, the other half of Bamboo Shoots Photography.  Evan annotates our recent photos of the beautiful night sky with some astronomy facts.  We love stargazing when we can, but […]

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Astrophotography at Palomar Observatory | Pasadena, Glendale, Los Angeles Baby Portrait Photographer Guest Post » Los Angeles Children's Photography: BAMBOO SHOOTS PHOTOGRAPHY - […] Today I’m presenting the second guest post by my resident astronomer, Evan, the other half of Bamboo Shoots Photography.  If you missed our first Los Angeles astrophotography post, check it out here! […]April 13, 2011 – 3:44 am

Kim - I’m a big star-gazer myself and these photos are stellar (haha). The combination of Truc’s talented photography and Evan’s scientific explanation is perfect! You should post more sets like this one.December 25, 2010 – 5:09 pm

Peggy - Great photos and star facts. I just watched a PBS special on fractal geometry and these photos seem to be great representations of its basic theory. Both the mountains and the tree seem to be reflected in the star patterns – who knew math could be so beautiful!December 15, 2010 – 4:14 pm

Marci - How beautiful!!! I tried to take photos of the night sky on a trip to Africa. The sky was so clear and the stars looked like one could reach up and touch them…they looked so close and vivid. Your photos remind me of those stars in that clear, awesome sky. My photos didn’t do it justice though. Your photos certainly DO capture all of it vividly! Beautiful!December 15, 2010 – 3:04 pm

Larry - Those are spectacular photos, and excellent narrative. Thanks for sharing.December 15, 2010 – 2:34 pm

Truc - Thanks, May and Chi! May, we spent about half an hour total, trying various camera settings and different parts of the sky. We were up in the mountains, so it was freezing cold! But totally worth it.December 15, 2010 – 1:22 pm

May - Wonderful photos, with very professional explanations. What a combination! How long did it take you to take these photos?December 15, 2010 – 10:04 am

Chi - Wow, these photos are sooo cool. I’ve definitely tried taking photos of stars only to get totally black shots and/or little white streaks everywhere. The first photo is my favorite!December 15, 2010 – 8:33 am

My very own Hubble Fellow is famous! | Conan O’Brien Talks Astronomy

I haven’t talked too much about what the other half of Bamboo Shoots Photography does when he’s not being my second shooter and unofficial business partner.  Evan’s an astronomer and Hubble Fellow at Caltech.  As it turns out, he’s now famous on the web, thanks to Conan O’Brien and his “Conan Takes Your Questions” series.  […]

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Dan - It’s funny!!!
However, switch Conan’s microphone with yours before answering the question next time so that he can’t take advantage of you.

Great job, Evan!!!September 29, 2010 – 3:21 pm

Chi - Wow, 62K people have seen 14-year-old child genius Evan Kirby already! That’s a sizable fan club.

I always knew I’d find another way to get famous, and now I’ve got one. Two degrees of separation to Conan O’Brien. Woohoo! Thanks, Evan!September 29, 2010 – 2:16 pm

Kim - Love it! That’s hilarious, and Evan did a great job!September 29, 2010 – 1:58 pm