It's Been A Long Time
I shouldn't have left you without a little blog to skim through.
Life | Aug. 16, 2017
Yes, after almost a year of not blogging at all, I am back at it with a new site, completely redesigned from the ground up. It's something I have been meaning to do, but with work and life, I just was being lazy. I admit that. Nevertheless, I am going to get back at it with all new content.
"Life? Work? You do that?", you may be asking... Well, yeah. Here is a rundown of what has been going on this last year.
In terms of work, I am doing my thing as a full time developer and network/server engineer for Guardian Alliance Technologies out of Stockton, CA. I enjoy it. I get to nerd out for money, so I can't complain. Not to mention I get to rub elbows with quite a few other photographers. It's strange being back in my hometown. Seeing people I haven't seen in years, meeting all sorts of new artists, enjoying the food that I missed so much in the downtown area. Plus, the view from my office isn't half bad.
With photography, I have been going nuts this year. We haven't been able to get out of the valley too often, but I am making the best of it. I have really been focusing on street photography and portraits this year. Fashion and portrait work are things that have been on my list, but I have only recently been getting to them.
I hope to continue this line of photo work as more and more people get to see what I can do in and out of a studio setting.
It goes without saying that if you know me, you know one of my favourite types of photography is astrophotography. Armed with some new fast lenses, a couple of 300mm telephoto zooms, a newer camera with no AA filter, higher pixel count, and far superior ISO performance, I was able to get some decent things done earlier this year before the Milky Way season started.
Unfortunately, I have not really been able to get out and get some Milky Way shots done this year. It has left me some time to do a lot of studying and working at deep sky images, as well as stacking and processing. My composite/photo manipulation skills have also stepped up, as you can see from this photo.
Though last month, I was finally able to purchase a game changer; an iOptron Skytracker Pro. This cool little device lets me take extremely long exposures without the rotation of the Earth messing up my shots. The camera mounts on it, and it mounts on my tripod. While I am taking a photo for anywhere up to 2-3 minutes, it rotates at the same speed as the Earth in the opposite direction, counteracting that which would normally leave the stars as lines across the image. All nerd stuff aside, I am excited to use it when I head out to Yosemite next week.
So, I suppose that is it for now. I plan on doing a lot more writing on this site, as well as constantly working on making the site cleaner, sexier, and full of content.
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Hi! I am Ronin Dusette. I have many passions; photography, technology, music, travel, martial arts, gaming, cooking... Just whatever tickles my fancy. When I am out on adventures, I have things I would like to share, which is why I created this blog. From visual art, cooking and tech tips, and pretty much anything else I can think of to write will be verbally and visually painted here on this canvas. I hope you enjoy following me on my journey through life. Engage in conversations with me, ask questions, share your thoughts and art. I hope you enjoy what you see here. Thanks for visiting!