Here are some of my sweetiests students on a field trip to the Mars Phoenix Lander building last month. This mural is painted on the side of the Mission Operations Center where the mission was run. This image was taken at 24mm focal length with an exposure of 1/500 seconds at f/7.1, ISO 100.
I shot some photos of the Pride of Arizona Colorguard for 2008 on Band Day a couple weekends ago. After playing around with some B&W conversions, here is my favorite. This image was taken at 24mm focal length with an exposure of 1/30 seoncds at f/11, ISO 100, converted to B&W in the GIMP.
Here is another view of the Phoenix Lander mockup showing the practice trenches which mimic the ones actually dug on Mars. This image was taken at 24mm focal length with an exposure of 1/60 seconds at f/2.5, ISO 800.
I went to the Phoenix Mission Operations Center last week with my wife and some of her students. Here is the engineering mockup that is used to practice procedures on before sending commands up to the lander on Mars. They've even got rocks and trenches in all the right places. This image was taken at 50mm focal length (with the "nifty fifty" lens) with an exposure of 1/100 seconds at f/1.8, ISO 800.
My friend Peter Smith, who led the Phoenix Mission that landed on Mars back in May and is just finishing its mission had a classic ride through the parade as well. This image was taken at 18mm focal length with an exposure of 1/400 seconds at f/8, ISO 100.