Perseids Peak

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Copyright 2016 Marc Allen Mintz

I’ve been wanting to photograph this nearby faux-palm cell tower.  It’s in a big barren field between housing developments, and I’ve just been drawn to it because it looks so out of place.  Perseids peak seemed like a good opportunity to mix said tower with what they said would be an awesome shower, some estimating 200-300 meteors an hour!

Not much to say except, due to light pollution, the hyped-up intensity was anticlimactic for us city folk.  I saw a couple of good ones for sure, bright and long, but it’s kinda hit or miss out there when you’re trying to catch them in a frame.  Several times the ones I did see came in-between exposures, of course.  I was only out there for a little while, from 2:30-3:30am, so this is the ONE frame I got that actually shows a meteor.

One good thing about the Perseids is that, for now, you can bet you’ll get another shot next year.

Random side note:  “Perseids Peak” is the name of the second album I recorded under My American Myth.  Now that I have a photo to go along with it, you can listen to the title track here :)

Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon (A Short Rim to Rim Trip)

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Before you get the wrong idea…

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LOOPE (Long Overdue Online Portfolio Edit)

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It’s been a long time coming….

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Chase

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You ever wonder what it’s like to chase a rainbow through the sky?

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@marcmintzphotography

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Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

I’ll admit it, I’m really not comfortable with social media.  Last year I deactivated my Facebook account, but then reactivated it earlier this summer to mine my contacts for a big cross-country road trip.  That’s the awesomeness of it.  But it’s rare I need that much awesome. Continue reading

Into the Miles

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Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Flipping through the channels the other night I came across the movie Into the Wild.  I can’t remember exactly how I felt after I first saw it, but these days I’m guessing a little differently.

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I’m Not A Religious Man…

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Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

…but maybe the Pope Francis hype rubbed off on me this weekend.   Continue reading

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

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Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

It was fitting Joshua Tree National Park would be the last stop on my trip.  To make it even more epic, my good buddy Andy met me out in our old stomping grounds for one of the most beautiful nights of the summer.   Continue reading

Water WHOA!s

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Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

It would be easy to go on about the drought and its effects on the Sacramento Valley- from historically low reservoir levels to brown weedy lawns to numerous wildfires to the 108-degree heat that met me my first day in the area- but when you’re visiting old pals and their families you tend to focus on the positive.  We turned California’s water “woes” into our own water “WHOA!s” for the weekend.   Continue reading

(In No Particular Order) Death, Grapes, and Fire

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Copyright 2015 Marc Allen Mintz

Just a quickie from my drive south from Arcata.   Continue reading