Author Archives: Piya Trepetch

My Top Ten Images from 2011

I had many opportunities last year to visit many places, near and far.  Looking back at the collection from last year allows me to reflect on the places I visited, images I took and photographic technique I developed over the … Continue reading

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Quadrantid Meteor Shower Tonight!

The Quadrantid meteor shower is expected to peak tonight at around 11:20pm PST January 3rd (or 2:20am EST January 4th) with more than 100 meteors per hour.  Get more details at spaceweather.com.  Clear sky!

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CanonSGLens App for iOS Devices

If you are a Canon user and using one of the Apple devices, make sure you check out the CanonSGLens app on iTunes (link).  Some useful tools and references includ DOF calculator, MTBF charts and lens specs. Description from the … Continue reading

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Shade of Autumn

The Eastern Sierra was blazing with fall colors last weekend.  The Aspen trees were at their peak colors almost everywhere, from North of Lee Vining at Conway Summit, at Lundy Canyon, June Lake Loop and further South at Convict Lake. … Continue reading

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Fall Foliage and Mount Robson Before the Storm

This was from my trip to the Canadian Rockies a couple weeks ago.  It was raining every now and then throughout the day and I wondered, while driving from Jasper to Mount Robson, whether I will get to see the … Continue reading

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Alpenglow over Tenaya Lake

Glorious alpenglow over Tenaya Lake on the first day of Tioga Pass opening. Continue reading

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Half Dome by Moonlight and Leo Constellation

Half Dome lid up by moonlight with Leo, the Lion, constellation rose high above the Yosemite icon.  The moon was a few days passed its first quarter phase and was bright enough to cast a strong shadow on the ground. … Continue reading

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Sky on Fire

We were driving on I-80 heading back to Reno after a long day on the mountain at one of the Lake Tahoe ski resorts.  The sky was mostly cloudy and grey.  Suddenly there was a break in the cloud on … Continue reading

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Jupiter and Crescent Moon Conjunction

Last Sunday evening, the thin crescent moon was prominent in the sky.  It was also accompanied by a bright object not too far from it – Jupiter, the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest planet in the Solar … Continue reading

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