Cheese, Emotion and Star Trails

KQED has listed the content of the May 18, 2011 Quest show on their website.  My segment in the episode was taped on March 15th. From left to right below are Josh, the assistant producer, night photo guy (me), Amy, producer, and Helen the sound engineer. Also featured is Helen’s four-footed companion.  It was a fun time – especially since it was pouring rain before we got here!

What’s the Quest episode about? Well this episode (#503H) is:

Science of Cheese/Emotions Revealed
Discover the microbiology of cheese-making, and explore facial expressions with Oakland psychologist Paul Ekman. Plus, see Steven Christenson’s images of the night sky on “Your Photos on QUEST.”

(For a larger/higher definition image click here)

Channels and Airdates:

Wed, May 18, 2011 — 7:30pm
Thu, May 19, 2011 — 1:30am
Fri, May 20, 2011 — 1:30pm
KQED World
Thu, May 19, 2011 — 6:30am
Sat, May 21, 2011 — 1:30pm
Sat, May 21, 2011 — 7:30pm
Sun, May 22, 2011 — 1:30am
Sun, May 22, 2011 — 7:00am
Sun, May 22, 2011 — 12:00pm
Sun, May 22, 2011 — 2:30pm
Sun, May 22, 2011 — 6:30pm
Sat, May 21, 2011 — 3:30pm


My portion in the show is two minutes.  I’m sure it will be much more popular than that recent Prince and Princess wedding thing 😉  Here some examples of my night photography.

Thumbnails of my Night Sky Photos (subset)

The actual photos seen in the show are here.

Here is one photo they used:

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If you give it a watch, I’d be glad to know your thoughts. Especially which – if any – of the photos most inspire you.

If you’re thinking, Steven, haven’t we seen you on TV before, gosh, yes, you might have. I was featured on KGO ABC7 News. And you may have seen the Buzz Films short about me.

By the way, my friend, mentor and partner in (photo at right) was featured on “Your Photos on Quest” in July, 2009. Check out Harold Davis’s Quest feature, his BLOG and his photos on Flickr.

What do you think about this?