The Great Big Sky
Welcome to my galleries. My base of operations is located in Springville NY about 30 miles south of Buffalo . After owning telescopes since my youth I finally got started in Astrophotography in 2014. I enjoy both imaging and eyepiece observing with my telescopes at various sites around Western NY and also my regular vacation spots in Maine and Southern California. I also enjoy doing remote imaging by renting telescope usage time at observatories where you can control the observatories scope through your home computer. This allows me to image objects in the southern hemisphere that are never seen in my northern skies. Although my images may not be as awe inspiring as some you may see elsewhere on I am looking forward to improving my craft as I gain more experience and access to darker sky sites. The most enjoyable part of my hobby however might be my work with astronomy outreach programs such as the Penn-Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in Hamburg NY where myself and fellow amateur astronomers hold regular astronomy nights in an effort to bring the wonders of star gazing to both young and old.
Buffalo Astronomical Association (www.buffaloastronomy.com)
Penn-Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center (www.penndixie.org)
Astronomers Without Borders (www.astronomerswithoutborders.org)
I have also included galleries of some non astronomical photos since my photography interests are not limited solely to the world above us but also to the world around us. I can also be found on Instagram as "TheGreatBigSky" and can be reached via email at email@example.com
As far as the links to purchase any photos. I never intended this to be a profit endeavor. The purchase aspect is run by my webmaster Smugmug.com and any purchases are done through them and their printing labs so I cannot vouch for the quality.
Once inside a gallery you can double click on any photo for an enlarged version.