Thank you for visiting Elusive Light Images. My quest to capture the "Elusive Light" of the night sky has drawn me to remote locations in both hemispheres. It has immersed me into the beauty and mystique of our celestial and natural world. Imaging both has proven to be challenging and exhilarating. From -40 degree temperatures in Alaska while imaging the aurora borealis to the 132 burning degrees of Egypt to image the Venus Transit. Experiencing up close interaction with wolves in Indiana and a breathtaking bus ride up the Andes Mountains to a 17,000 foot summit. Some of my best experiences are realized while standing far away from civilization under the canopy of stars, in the still of the night. Many times just walking outside, slowing down, looking and listening can technically make such a difference in what you see and feel. Imaging subjects other than people requires a connection to nature. Here you work with nature's schedule, not your own. You do not create the images. The images are there if you know how to see them and capture that moment. For me, this is the best kind of photography.
Terry has traveled to many places to view celestial events, such as, Australia, to view the Southern Hemisphere, Aruba to view a total eclipse, and Bolivia as a speaker for the Southern Skies Star Party and to view the Southern Hemisphere. Some of her favorite places are here in the U.S.A.
Her photographs have been seen in local newspapers, television, magazines and websites such as, Sky and Telescope magazine , the Reflector magazine, Spaceweather.com, and Space.com. She has exhibited in art galleries and museums. She was selected as a First Light Observer at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and had three of her images placed in the Explore the Universe gallery. She has spoken at various star parties, organizations and events. She has held workshops at the Sally Ride Science Festivals at the University of Michigan.
She has served as Secretary, Vice President and President of the Astronomical League, an Organization of over 13,000 amateur astronomers. She has served as the amateur astronomer on the Board of Directors at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
Terry holds a Bachelor of Science Management degree. She has said, "I know I've had a good night when I have imaged the sunset and don't pack the cameras up until after sunrise."
Terry L. Mann