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Astrophotography 3: Camping in Big Sur

During a California camping road trip, the author happens upon one of the greatest campsites in America

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The Great American Road Trip: an Itinerary for Driving Cross Country

I’ve taken a handful of cross country road trips over the years.  However, there are still a few cross country road trip ideas that remain on my bucket list:  riding a motorcycle cross country, taking one of America’s historic highways the whole way from coast to coast (US-50 is the most likely candidate), driving cross… Continue reading The Great American Road Trip: an Itinerary for Driving Cross Country

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How to Photograph the Milky Way: the Basic Steps to Night Photography

Take Back Roads presents this comprehensive guide to night sky photography, including simple instructions, useful equipment and phone apps, composition and location and advice, with plenty of example photographs!

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Night Sky Photography Gear: Essential equipment for photographing the Milky Way

Take Back Roads presents our comprehensive guide to all of the gear you need for excellent Night Sky Photography

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Night Sky Photography: Shots of the Moon, Stars, and Milky Way

The first installment in a series of posts filled with pictures of the stars, moon, and galaxies, taken during our recent road trip through California.

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Skeletons in the Basement at Sedlec Ossuary – Prague’s Famous Bone Church

Sedlec Ossuary – Prague’s Bone Church Just over an hour east of the Czech Republic’s capital city of Prague lies one of the more unusual memorials that you may ever encounter:   a massive ossuary (a repository for bones, or bone church) in the basement of a small Catholic cathedral.  Tucked away behind a stuccoed brick wall… Continue reading Skeletons in the Basement at Sedlec Ossuary – Prague’s Famous Bone Church

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The Truth about Riding Motorcycles

This blog was prompted, believe it or not, by a troll comment on Harley-Davidson’s Facebook page.  This particular fellow was egging on Harley riders by posting pictures of his lime-green sport motorcycle, boasting about how it outperformed Harley motorcycles in every way imaginable:  better acceleration, better handling, better brakes… on and on. He might well… Continue reading The Truth about Riding Motorcycles

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Astrophotography 2: A Million Lights in the Darkness

Several pictures of a lot of stars, virtually all from one of my favorite nights from the camping trip out west.