Category Archives: My Photography

Some new shots mixed in with some older ones.

Lyrid Meteor Shower Timelapse

Here’s a quick video of the Lyrid Meteor shower.  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to capture it at its peak, but I don’t think it would’ve mattered much given the amount of light pollution in the area where I live.  The time lapse is composed of over 900 images taken over roughly 6 hours.  I started off in manual  mode with a 20 second exposure and 25 second interval (5 sec between shots).  For the “Holy Grail” transition from night to day, I switched to Aperture priority mode and allowed the shutter speed to float as necessary.  Post processing was done in Adobe Lightroom using LRTimeLapse.

6Hr Timelapse during the Lyrid Meteor shower from Tom Replogle on Vimeo.



Also posted in Astrophotography, Tips & Tricks

St. Louis – Day 1


My work has brought me to the great city of St. Louis, Missouri for a few days.  During my “off time” I have been out exploring the area.  Here are some pics from day one in the city and include shots from Old North St. Louis, Historic Soulard Farmer’s Market, and of course the Arch.

Photo of Sunburst over Cement Creek

Landscape Photo of Sunburst over Cement Creek

I haven’t been able to shoot much lately so I thought I’d revisit some photos I shot last summer.  It’s amazing how time can change the way you feel about a photograph.  Whenever I process a shoot on the computer I use Apple’s Aperture to rank them.  Images that are blurred, out of focus, duplicates, etc… get deleted immediately.  The remainder of the photos get ranked from 1-5, with 5 being perfect.  Needless to say there are not as many 5’s as I’d like.  🙂  This photo was taken just east of Crested Butte, CO on Cement Creek.  It initially ranked a 2, probably because the lens flare was a bit extreme.  I’m sure I had a different vision for this photo that didn’t match what I was seeing on the computer.  Now, almost a year later, I view the photo on my screen with fresh eyes and I actually like the flare.  It’s definitely not a 5….very few are….but I think it deserves a ranking higher than 2.  Perhaps a 3. 🙂  So don’t immediately delete those not-so-perfect shots.  Give yourself some time to review and critique your photos.  After all, hard drive space is cheap.

This photo was shot in 2012 near Crested Butte, CO.

This photo was shot in 2012 near Crested Butte, CO.

info: HDR comprised of 5 images.
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikkor 16mm
ISO: 100
Aperture: ƒ/22
Shutter Speed:  Various


©2013 – Tom Replogle Photography 



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Arizona Homestead



This windmill caught my eye as I was driving Hwy 88 towards Canyon Lake just east of Phoenix.  It still appeared operational and was likely used to pump water from this arid land.

The lighting wasn’t optimal so I decided to shoot this as an HDR.  This image is made from 5 images shot at varying shutter speeds.

Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikkor 24-70


A Weekend in Arizona

My wife and I recently took a trip to Scottsdale, AZ and I was able to sneak away into the desert to shoot some pics while there.  My intent was shoot some star trails but unfortunately the location I hiked to was located beneath one of the arrivals into Sky Harbor Airport.  Airplanes were everywhere!  Bummer!  You’d think a pilot would know better!  HaHa!  🙂  Here are a few of the images.  Enjoy!



Photo info:

Location:  Hwy 88 east of Phoenix

Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: NIKKOR 14-24mm

“Todd” the Red Fox

My daughter and her friend named this little guy “Todd”.  He showed up at our Crested Butte house daily looking for any dropped food.  With 6 kids running around the house the odds were in his favor!

Cabin & Stars

Amazing stars tonight!

Crested Butte, CO

This is one of my favorite ski towns in Colorado.  This photo was taken overlooking the town of Crested Butte with Mt. Crested Butte in the background rising to over 12,000′.  The city of Mt. Crested Butte is located on the left side of the frame.

Photo details:

Nikon D800 – [email protected]  ISO 400
Moon was at my back illuminating the foreground nicely.

Also posted in Astrophotography

Mermaid Coin

Some believe the sand dollar is a lost coin from a Mermaid who lives deep in the ocean.  Others believe that it is a species of extremely flattened, burrowing sea urchins belonging to the order Clypeasteroida.  What do you believe? 🙂

Camera: Canon G9
Exposure: [email protected]/250″ ISO 80

View from 30K feet

Well I didn’t get a chance to shoot one pic today :(….. but I found and edited this pic from 2008 of Venus (I think) from 30,000 ft.Astrophoto of Venus from 30,000'

Also posted in Astrophotography