ASTRO LANDSCAPE GALLERY
I have fallen in love with combining the night sky with the wonders of the lanscape
THREE AMIGOS EXHIBITION
In June 2022 my good friends Michael Goldring and Newton Seiden will be exhibiting a collection of photos taken during our travels together. The exhibit wil lbe at the San Joaquin River Parkway River Center
Check out my most recent blog posts below:
Is That “Photoshoped” ?
AHWAHNEE MEADOW: YOSEMITE MAGIC Is Photography Art? Visiting Yosemite often has allowed me to explore many spots at different times of the year. With my recent interest in Astrolandscape photography i explored locations for possible night images. The location in...
AHWAHNEE MEADOW MILKY WAY RISING
Ahwahnee Meadow Milky Way Rising
Horsetail Falls – Yosemite Magic
HORSETAIL FALLS YOSEMITE MAGIC Horsetail Falls is a annual phenomena that can be witnessed in February. Horsetail Falls only flows when there has been snow on top of El Capitan and it becomes warm enough to begin the snow melt. During Lat February the sun sets at an...
Tuolumne River – White Wolf to Tuolumne Meadows
OLD PHOTOS DISCOVERED Sitting home unable to be out and about this weekend I spent some time going through my photo library and rediscovered images from a backpacking trip in 2003 up the Tuolumne River from White Wolf to Tuolumne Meadows. It was four day three night...
Courtright Reservoir – Failed Outing or Not ?
One certainly hopes on each photo outing to capture fantastic images. But what if the best “laid plans” are thwarted by mother nature
Cinque Terre – A Magical Place
The Cinque Terre (Italian pronunciation: [ˈtʃiŋkwe ˈtɛrre]) is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. "The Five Lands" comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza,...
Alta Badia : The Italian Dolomites, Heaven on Earth?
Today i was reviewing old photos, stumbling on this collection form June 2013 for the Italian Dolomite region Alta Badia. I have visited a year before and am sad i will not get to go this year. Its a must again for next year. The region was the host of of the 1956...
Cappadocia seen from a sunrise Hot Air Balloon ride is a site to behold. We took our just as the sun was creeping above the horizon, along with 50 other balloons. The sunrise, the landscape and to sea of balloons offered a magnificent view. Cappadocia lies in eastern...
Istanbul at Night
Istanbul Mosques light up after sunset. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO VIEW THE GALLERY
JOSEPH B HAWKINS,
Joseph B. Hawkins, Jr.
Photograpy has been a hobby since college but took on new meaning with the arrival of the digital age. In 2001 my first digital camera was a pocket Kodak camera. Discovering the benefits of digital images i quickly progressed to an interchangeable lens system with a Canon EOS 10D in 2004, beginning a long and continuing relationship with Canon. In 2006 I aquired my first copy of Photoshop CS2 and attended my first photo workshop in Yellowstone National Park. It was then that the passion for outdoor and landscaspe photography caught fire! The rest they say is history. On this web site you will find a varied collection of photos from my travels around the county and around the world.
Photo by Newton Seiden
Album Cover Art
Thanks to my cousin Frank Piombo – Jazz Artist is about to publish his fifth album. “Family Concept” which is a combination of Soul Funk, R&B, Smooth Jazz, Acid Jazz, and Straight ahead Jazz.
He has released 5 albums in the past 10 years of mostly original compositions. “Smooth Reminiscence”- 2010, “Sleepwalk”- 2011,”The Night Speaks”- 2013, “Keep It Movin'”- 2017, and “Family Concept”- 2020.
The album covers of both The Night Speaks and the new album Family Concept includes photos of mine with a picture of Frank embedded, courtesy of Joey Arminio.
PS: The album to be released, for purchase, in two weeks. Pick up a copy and support Indie Artists like Frank Piombo