Photography

Photo of the Month: June

Aug 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Photography

My day at Angkor Wat was enhanced when a group of monks showed up. I chased them around trying to get a great shot. This is one of my favorites from that day.



Favorite Bird Photo

Dec 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Current Topics of Interest, Photography

My friend Randel, who I met through the astronaut selection process, loves photography and we started to share some of our favorite photos. I love pelicans and it just happens that his favorite bird photo is also a pelican. I have always loved the way they fly in formation and dive bomb for food. They […]



Photo of the Month: May

Jun 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Photography

This photo was taken on the San Antonio River Walk. I stopped in San Antonio on my cross-country drive. What a terrific city. Me and my friend Diana did a boat tour. The sun’s rays were coming through the trees perfectly as I snapped this photo.



Photo of the Month: April

Jun 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Photography

Here is an MRI image of my brain. Medical test are just one of the many cool parts about interviewing for the astronaut program. It was great learning more about my body and my overall health. I learned that my brain is “Grossly Normal”…and I’m hoping that’s a good thing!



Photo of the Month: March

Apr 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Photography

The photo above is my natural hair. For most of my life I got my hair chemically straightened and never knew my natural hair was actually kinda nice. Hard to believe…but true. Now that I have had curly hair for about 5 years I wanted to compare it to the straight hair I use to […]



Photo of the Month: February

Apr 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Photography

I needed to get orthotics and had x-rays taken of my feet. I thought this photo of my feet was unique and interesting. I wish I had video taped the doctors explanation of why orthotics would be useful with all my physical activities but so far my feet feel great.



Photo of the Month: January

Feb 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Photography

Come on…you knew I was going to pick a NASA photo, Right??? It was one of the best professional experiences of my life and this photo sums up my childhood goal of wanting to be a Space Shuttle Commander. I had always seen the road to being an astronaut through a military lens and flying. […]



Photo of the Month: December

Jan 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Photography

Horseback riding in Ometepe, Nicaragua. Lucerious is my horse and we are riding along the beach of Lake Nicaragua.



Photo of the Month: November

Nov 23rd, 2008 | By | Category: Photography

This is a photo of a high altitude balloon with payloads from Arizona State, U of Arizona, Embry-Riddle, Pima C.C., and South Mountain C.C.. It is part of the Arizona Space Grant Consortium in association with NASA. We have a team of 6 students from South Mountain Community College. Their goal is to create a […]



Photo of the Month: October

Oct 8th, 2008 | By | Category: Photography

F-22 Demo flight at Miramar Airshow 2008. An absolutely incredible piece of machinery. This photo has not been enhanced in any way. San Diego is always great for generating moisture compression and the afternoon lighting was just right!