Welcome to our page! We're a couple living in Colorado, and our site showcases some of our hobbies and interests. Joel is into astronomy, photography, and library science; and Rebekah enjoys art, writing, and crafts. We hope you enjoy our site!

Joel & Rebekah      


2022, Watercolor on Paper, 4″x8″

Working in watercolor within a limited space helped me to find new ways to depict an otherwise typical floral arrangement. I think the use of bright, contrasting colors lends the painting a cheery mood.


2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 20″x24″

The sole survivor of my many experimentations with line and interrupted layers. I am pleased with the hypnotic sense of falling in that this achieves. Though I attempted this style many times, most were not to my liking, and I painted over the majority of them.


2018, Acrylic on Canvas, 48″x36″

This is my biggest piece to date. I love working large and there is so much detail that is not evident in the smaller images shown. Best viewed full size.

White Iris Melting

2016, Acrylic on Canvas, 12″x12″

One of my first forays into the "pour painting" technique. I like the Daliesque feel of this painting, as if it is still wet and running off the canvas.

The Milky Way and a Windmill from a Cattle Farm in Eastern Colorado

The Milky Way stretching across the sky from a cattle farm in eastern Colorado. 

Rebekah and I took this photo a number of years ago while trespassing on a cattle farm after driving east in the hopes of finding a dark site to shoot the Milky Way. We stepped in more than a few cow patties that night. 

Taken with a Canon 70D and a Rokinon HD8M-C 8mm f/3.5 HD fisheye lens.

The One Day Old Moon Setting Behind a Tree

This photo shows the one day old moon setting above the silhouette of Pikes Peak. 

I took this photo a number of years ago from atop a small bluff behind my old townhouse complex in Colorado Springs. 

You can see earth shine on the moon, the phenomenon in which the light of the sun is first reflected by the day side of Earth and back on the otherwise dark face of the crescent moon, illuminating it, too, allowing us to see detail on its surface. 

I used a Canon 70D and a Canon EF-S 17-55mm lens to capture this image. 

Star Trails over the Paint Mines

This was my second ever attempt at photographing star trails, and the first from a dark site. This image is a composite of two photos, one for the foreground and a second for the sky. Rebekah light painted the rocks with a flashlight to add some interest to the photo. 

This was taken at the Paint Mines Open Space in Calhan, Colorado, with a a Canon 70D and and a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro DX lens. There's an airport nearby, so you can see a few planes passing through the shot despite my best efforts to Photoshop most of them out of the photo. 

M8, the Lagoon Nebula, and NGC 6544

The Lagoon Nebula, otherwise known as Messier 8, a bright emission nebula in the constellation of Sagittarius. The brightest nebula visible in the summer, the Lagoon Nebula can just be seen with the naked eye under dark skies and is easy to spot with a small pair of binoculars. 

I took this photo with a TMB92L refractor telescope, a Hutech-modified Canon T3i DSLR, an Orion SSAG autoguider and 50mm guidescope, all riding on a Celestron AVX mount.

Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods After a Snowstorm

I took this photo a few years ago, the day after a big snowstorm hit Colorado Springs. This was relatively early in the morning, when the snow was just beginning to evaporate in the sun. By the afternoon, most of it had melted away. 

This was taken from the Mesa Overlook near the entrance to the Garden of the Gods park with a Canon 70D DSLR and Canon EF-S 17-55mm lens.

Gem Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

A beautiful lake hidden away in the foothills of Rocky Mountain National Park on the edge of Estes Park, Colorado. 

I took this late in the day with a Canon 70D and a Rokinon HD8M-C 8mm f/3.5 HD fisheye lens, after a long hike upward to the lake.