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(Rediscover) Astrophotography Next Steps
« on: July 11, 2019, 03:13:35 pm »

I vividly remember reading this post originally back in 2014, and feeling inspired.  As events unfolded in the following years, I kept coming back to this article in my mind.  Michael was so motivated and determined to move this tangential passion forward.  It left me wondering if he was able to take his pursuit of astrophotography further, or whether it was left swept up in the course of time and fate.

Either way, the lessons run deep.  A life well lived.  Pursuit of passion carried to it's end.  A legacy which continues to inspire those still bearing this mortal coil.

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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 03:42:03 pm »

I vividly remember reading this post originally back in 2014, and feeling inspired.  As events unfolded in the following years, I kept coming back to this article in my mind.  Michael was so motivated and determined to move this tangential passion forward.  It left me wondering if he was able to take his pursuit of astrophotography further, or whether it was left swept up in the course of time and fate.

Either way, the lessons run deep.  A life well lived.  Pursuit of passion carried to it's end.  A legacy which continues to inspire those still bearing this mortal coil.

In his last months, up in an a penthouse condo, in a newly renovated building which he was living in, he would take photos of the heavens. A telescope with his rig was set up to allow for automation from his bed/laptop.

In my teens I dug a trench and walk-way for him from our home to the water, where his telescope was stabilized on Muskoka meta volcanic shield rock. A natural platform jutting over the lake. We would look at the stars there, and occasionally the aurora or a great meteor shower would add to the show.
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 03:45:48 pm »

Thank you for sharing, Josh.

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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 04:24:59 am »

I am enjoying these rediscovered pieces of wisdom and inspiration, thanks for sharing. A couple of weeks ago I inaugurated my star season here in Portugal, with a star trail. Looking forward to the rest of the summer.

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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2019, 02:50:31 am »

 As fascinating the second time around as it was when first published. Thank you Josh.
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2019, 10:25:02 am »

Josh,
What an amazing childhood you had.  I remember one of the Lightroom videos Michael and Jeff were in where your music was used to show the slideshow function.  I believe your dad said he would take you out for lunch in return. 

On a side note.  Here in Yosemite, Michael Frye does some amazing astro-landscape photography.  It could make for a good article. 
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