Posted 5 days ago

Our New World - Milky Way Through Double Arch, Utah

Our New World – Milky Way Through Double Arch, Utah

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Feeling like an explorer on a new world in Arches National Park, Utah, watching the Milky Way drift toward the south as night progresses. The odd rocky formations in the distance are the rocks near the Windows Arches and Turret Arch. You can see the headlight trail of a car leaving this area. As you can see, the archway is…

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Posted 1 week ago

Door to Infinity: Milky Way Over Delicate Arch (Arches National Park)

Door to Infinity: Milky Way Over Delicate Arch (Arches National Park)

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Gazing up at Delicate Arch feels like peering into the infinite beyond, the magnificent arch acting as a portal for the center of our galaxy and beyond. For this photo, I waited a bit for the Milky Way to drift farther south, then lined it up underneath the arch for this image. I light painted the arch with a small Streamlight…

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Photo: Battle of the Galactic Dinosaurs (Milky Way Over Borrego Springs)

Photo: Battle of the Galactic Dinosaurs (Milky Way Over Borrego Springs)

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A Carnosaurus and Allosaurus locked in a combat that shakes the stars above. These sculptures, among my favorite in Borrego Springs, are created by Ricardo Breceda. This photo is blended from two photos. The Milky Way is visible, as the camera is facing south.

I photographed this while teaching a 2-day Star Trails, Milky Way,…

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Photo: African Elephant Surveys the Stars (The Amazing Sculptures of Ricardo Breceda in Borrego Springs)

Photo: African Elephant Surveys the Stars (The Amazing Sculptures of Ricardo Breceda in Borrego Springs)

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African Elephant Surveys The Milky Way”
Astronomer Dennis Mammana and I shot some night sky photos of Ricardo Breceda’s amazing metal dinosaur sculptures on 16 June 2014. The following night, I went out again, this time, picking an area that was not so windy, probably something we should have done the night before. The African…

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Valentine’s Day: Sally’s Bordello, Gold Point, Nevada

Valentine’s Day: Sally’s Bordello, Gold Point, Nevada

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day… :D

One of the old mining cabins of Gold Point in Nevada. I lit the interior with a speedlight with a red gel to give the feeling of someone still working long nights. It took quite a number of tries to get this just the way I wanted it to feel. All colored light work was done during the…

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Posted 1 month ago

Photo: Atomic Breath (Night Sky Photo of Dinosaurs in Borrego Springs!)

Photo: Atomic Breath (Night Sky Photo of Dinosaurs in Borrego Springs!)

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“Atomic Breath”
Astronomer Dennis Mammana and I shot some night sky photos of Ricardo Breceda’s amazing metal dinosaur sculptures on a rather windy evening. After Dennis went home, I decided to take a few more night sky dinosaur photos before packing it in. I noticed some unusual cloud formations. That and seeing the new…

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Posted 1 month ago

Photo: Almost Heaven, West Virginia: Cathedral Falls

Photo: Almost Heaven, West Virginia: Cathedral Falls

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I love waterfalls. And I love long exposure photography. So it’s only natural that they come together. This is from my latest trip to West Virginia this summer. There was quite a lot of rainfall, so this has quite a bit more water than my previous photos of Cathedral Falls. Also, I was trying out my new camera, a Nikon D610, as well as a new lens, the Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8. I didn’t have an ND…

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Posted 1 month ago

Easter Meteor, Vasquez Rocks

Easter Meteor, Vasquez Rocks

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 I bought a new camera and lens. I wanted to test it out, so I drove up to Vasquez Rocks, less than an hour from my house, and experimented with higher ISOs than I usually use. I got lucky and photographed a Lyrid meteor. I saw the meteor as it fell. It was magical. And yes, I know I did a very similar angle to this a year ago.…

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Posted 1 month ago

Easter Meteor Star Trails Over Vasquez Rocks

Easter Meteor Star Trails Over Vasquez Rocks

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I bought a new camera and lens. I wanted to test it out, so I drove up to Vasquez Rocks, about 35 minutes from my house, and experimented with higher ISOs than I usually use. I got lucky and photographed a Lyrid meteor.

Title: Easter Meteor Star Trails Over Vasquez Rocks
Info: Nikon D610, Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 lens, my Dad’s…

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Posted 2 months ago

Tower Of Babel, Joshua Tree Milky Way

Tower Of Babel, Joshua Tree Milky Way

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The Milky Way in the California desert, hovering above the otherworldly rock formations of Joshua Tree National Park.

Title: Tower of Babel Info: Nikon D610, Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8. 15 second exposure, f/2.8 ISO 6400. 2014-05-25 2:221 am. Processed in Photoshop CS4 with Nik Viveza. Light painted with an LED flashlight. Photo:…

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