Monthly Archives: April 2014

Thunderstorm on the Plains

Thunderstorm on the Boulder County Plains Panorama

Thunderstorm on the Boulder County Plains Panorama – Lightning thunderstorm with cloud to ground lightning striking out on the plains of North Boulder County, Colorado.  4 images stacked equal to 80 sec exposure. ISO 200 -20 sec – f5.6 – 33mm. Panorama crop.

 

Custom prints available of  Thunderstorm on the Plains Panorama 

Read the rest of this entry

Advertisements

Lightning Striking By The Train Tracks

 

Lightning Striking By The Train Tracks

A late afternoon thunderstorms came rolling in fast and I was Lucky enough to catch this lightning bolt striking next to the railroad tracks.  Boulder County Colorado.

This is a day time shot without a lightning trigger.  Yes it can be done.  : ) ISO 400 – 1/400 sec – f3.5 – 28mm

Custom prints available online of Lightning Striking By The Train Tracks

Read the rest of this entry

Longmont City Lights and a Venus Morning Sky

City Lights and a Venus Morning Sky

An early morning view of Longmont Colorado City lights looking east before the sunrise with a bright view of Planet Venus in the sky. The sky’s brightest planet is very prominent in the eastern predawn and dawn sky throughout April.

Here are some facts about this planet.  Venus, is the second planet from the sun and is named for the Roman goddess of love and beauty. The only planet named after a female.

A day on Venus lasts longer than a year: It takes 243 Earth days to rotate once on its axis. The planet’s orbit around the Sun takes 225 Earth days, compared to the Earth’s 365.

Venus is often called the Earth’s sister planet: Earth and Venus are very similar in size with only a 638 km difference in diameter, Venus having 81.5% of the Earth’s mass. Both also have a central core, a molten mantle and a crust.

Venus rotates counter-clockwise: Also known as retrograde rotation. A possible reason might be a collision in the past with an asteroid or other object that caused the planet to alter its rotational path. It also differs from most other planets in our solar system by having no natural satellites.

Venus is the second brightest object in the night sky: Only the Moon is brighter. With a magnitude of between -3.8 to -4.6 Venus is so bright it can be seen during daytime on a clear day.

Atmospheric pressure on Venus is 92 times greater than the Earth’s: While its size and mass are similar to Earth, the small asteroids are crushed when entering its atmosphere, meaning no small craters lie on the surface of the planet. The pressure felt by a human on the surface would be equivalent to  that experienced deep beneath the sea on Earth.

Venus is also known as the Morning Star and the Evening Star: Early civilizations thought Venus was two different bodies, called Phosphorus and Hesperus by the Greeks, and Lucifer and Vesper by the Romans.

Read the rest of this entry

Colorado Front Range Farming

Colorado Front Range Farming

 

Early morning springtime scenic landscape view of a country red barn and tractor with the majestic snow capped Rocky Mountains front range towering in the background.   Colorado is home to towering mountains and flat plains. Soils in the eastern plains regions and the valley of the western mountains are the most fertile in the nation.

Colorado ranks first nationally in production of proso millet. This annual grass is grown as a grain crop and is used for bird and livestock feed.

By far, cattle and calves are the most important commodities to the state of Colorado. With over 60% of the state’s total agricultural receipts provided by cattle and calves. Dairy products are also an important Colorado product, with the production of hogs, sheep and lambs, and eggs contributing.

The most important commodities within the crop group are corn for grain and greenhouse and nursery products. Wheat and hay are also important. Potatoes complete the list of Colorado’s top five crops.

Agriculture contributes over $7 billion dollars to the Colorado state economy annually. There are more than 105,000 jobs in Colorado related to agribusiness.

 

Colorado Front Range Farming BW
Colorado fine art nature landscape photography poster prints, decorative canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, corporate artwork, greeting cards and stock images by James Bo Insogna (C)  All Rights Reserved.
Read the rest of this entry

Colorado Farming

Colorado Farming

 

Early morning springtime scenic landscape view of a red barn and tractor with the majestic Rocky Mountains front range towering in the background and a view of the Twin Peaks Mt Meeker 13,911 feet and Longs Peak 14,256 feet.   Colorado is home to towering mountains and flat plains. Soils in the eastern plains regions and the valley of the western mountains are the most fertile in the nation.

By far, cattle and calves are the most important commodities to the state of Colorado. With over 60% of the state’s total agricultural receipts provided by cattle and calves. Dairy products are also an important Colorado product, with the production of hogs, sheep and lambs, and eggs contributing.

The most important commodities within the crop group are corn for grain and greenhouse and nursery products. Wheat and hay are also important. Potatoes complete the list of Colorado’s top five crops.

 
Photography Prints Colorado Farming

 

Black and white version below.

 

Colorado Farming in Black and White

 

All images are available as fine art nature landscape photography poster prints, decorative canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, corporate artwork, greeting cards and stock images –  James Bo Insogna (C) – All Rights Reserved.

Read the rest of this entry

Saguaro Desert Life

Saguaro Desert Life

Last one from my trip to Arizona.  Landscape scenic view of giant saguaro cactus and a beautiful colorful sunset sky on the Arizona Sonoran desert.  I can never get enough of these desert giants.

Art print Saguaro Desert Life

Read the rest of this entry

Southwest Desert Spring

Desert Spring

Portrait scenic colorful springtime season sunset view of the southwest Sonoran desert in north Scottsdale with giant saguaro cactus.  This is one of my favorite spots, one of the few that are left.

Read the rest of this entry

Springtime In the Southwest Desert

Southwest Desert Spring

 

 

Colorful springtime season sunset view of the southwest Sonoran desert in north Scottsdale Arizona with giant saguaro cactus.   Another from my trip and favorite spot  to Arizona.  Hope you like.

Read the rest of this entry

Arizona and Colorado

Arizona Life

Arizona and Colorado go so well together.   You can’t beat March and April in Arizona not to mention spring training for the Rockies Baseball.  It is like Colorado summer weather 60’s in the morning climbing to 80’s in the afternoon.  What a great way to make your summer a little longer and beat the colder weather with beautiful scenery like this shot above.   I was down in Scottsdale  to celebrate my Mom’s 83rd birthday and it was a great week off the grid and very fun time with her.

Read the rest of this entry

Happy Easter

Good Friday

I would like to take this time to wish everyone a very Happy Easter!   This past week I was in Arizona and off the grid spending time with my Mom and celebrating her 83 Birthday.  A fantastic week and time.

There have been a few lightning images that have taken me years to capture to get all the elements to be in the right place at the right time.   This was a shot lined up for the summer and captured it first time out in 20 minutes.  Some things are meant to be.

Hope you enjoy.

In honor of Easter here are some easter quotes and passages.

Philippians 3:10-12
I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. (NIV)
Romans 1:4-5
And Jesus Christ our Lord was shown to be the Son of God when God powerfully raised him from the dead by means of the Holy Spirit. Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name. (NLT)

Matthew 28:1-10
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” (NIV)

Pope John Paul II

“Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.”

 

Read the rest of this entry

%d bloggers like this: