A Thin Layer of Air

Naomi and I went to Buck Lake to enjoy the night. The glow of Orlando can be seen on the horizon. Humans inhabit this small planet within a thin layer of air. Beyond that is an unimaginably large universe. While full of stars and planets, we have found no other substitute out there for this world; no place we could actually live. Click on the image for a larger view.

Full Moon over Buck Lake

My current project has kept me busy. I have only found time to get out at night for some fresh air. We have had very clear nights for a week that have coincided with the full moon.

The camera does not see the night as we do. When light levels dip below a certain point, human vision loses the ability to perceive color. The camera does not. Night images can appear as if they were taken during the day. The moon reflects sunshine without altering its color. The angular size of the moon is the same as the sun. Only the stars visible in the sky betray the illusion. Click on the image for a larger view.

Spanish Moss

Spanish Moss (Tillandsia usneoides) is found on trees throughout the South. While called a moss, it is actually a flowering plant. It used to be used commercially in the early 20th century as padding in car seats. Click on the image for a larger view.

The Aftermath of Irma

Hurricane Irma swept through Florida on September 10th and 11th. It was a devastating storm that people are still recovering from. This was taken this evening near the St. John River in Brevard county, nearly a month after Irma passed through. Click on the image for a larger view.