Posted 3 days 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 days 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 week 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 1 month 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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Posted 1 month ago

Window Into Infinity: Gobsmacked In Joshua Tree

Window Into Infinity: Gobsmacked In Joshua Tree

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Utterly gobsmacked by the Milky Way in the clear desert air. This is a rare night sky selfie created while getting accustomed to my new camera and lens.

Title: Window Into Infinity
Info: Nikon D610, Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8. 20 second exposure, f/2.8 ISO 5000. 2014-05-25 3:12 am. Processed in Photoshop CS4 with Nik Viveza.
Photo:…

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Posted 1 month ago

Easter Moon - Night Sky Photography, Vasquez Rocks

Easter Moon – Night Sky Photography, Vasquez Rocks

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I  was walking back to my car. I turned around and saw this beautiful view. Immediately I unpacked my gear and took this photo, light painting the foreground and cliffs. Many times the last photo I take in an evening is the best or strangest one.

I wanted to test out my new camera and lens, so I drove up to Vasquez Rocks,…

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Posted 1 month ago

Photo: Arch Rock Milky Way

Photo: Arch Rock Milky Way

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It’s about summer time. That means it’s Milky Way season for us night sky photographers. I went to Joshua Tree to take advantage of these moonless nights, nights full of magic and beautiful night weather. Title: Arch Rock Milky Way Info: Nikon D610, Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8. 20 second exposure, f/2.8 ISO 6400. 2014-05-25 1:36 am. Processed in Photoshop CS4 with Nik Viveza. Light painted with LED…

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