Posted 3 days ago

Station To Station (Goldfield Ghost Town, Nevada - light painting)

Station To Station (Goldfield Ghost Town, Nevada – light painting)

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Antique subway station entrances from what appears to be from a London subway station. What are they doing here? I don’t mind. I love it. More fun stuff to photograph here in the almost-ghost town of Goldfield,  once was the largest city in Nevada, a boom town that was fueled by the lust for gold. Light painting photos of this…

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Posted 1 week ago

Super Groovy Cosmic Bus Ride (Light Painting at the International Car Forest of the Last Church, Nevada)

Super Groovy Cosmic Bus Ride (Light Painting at the International Car Forest of the Last Church, Nevada)

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Fasten your seat belts. If you can find ‘em.

Outside the historic mining town of Goldfield, NV, in a desert dotted by Joshua Trees, you can see a field of old cars that are wildly painted and jammed into the ground at unlikely angles. This is the International Car Forest of the Last Church, created by Michael “Mark” Rippie…

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Big Blue Bus Burrowing Bottomward (International Car Forest of the Last Church)

Big Blue Bus Burrowing Bottomward (International Car Forest of the Last Church)

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How this bus stays up, I’m not sure. I came up here Thursday evening. There were two photographers, Matt and Justin, already here, but they left shortly afterwards for Bodie ghost town in California. I immediately began shooting, a bit dissatisfied with the shots I had taken the previous night, as the moon was blotted out by…

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Stargate - Milky Way Over Delicate Arch, Utah

Stargate – Milky Way Over Delicate Arch, Utah

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A man from the Gujurat region of India by way of the Bay Area contemplates Delicate Arch underneath the amazing Milky Way, rising from the southeast and drifting right toward the south. If you stay still enough, I swear you can actually perceive the stars drifting, a special stillness that we don’t often have opportunity to…

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Posted 1 month ago

Night Road To Double Arch - Milky Way, Arches National Park

Night Road To Double Arch – Milky Way, Arches National Park

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The enormous – and rather unusual – Double Arch made a brief apperance in an Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade movie. The larger opening has a span of 148 feet (45 m) and a height of 104 feet (32 m). This is a wide angle view looking over and through the larger of the two spans toward the Milky Way to the south. You can see…

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Posted 1 month ago

Balanced Rock Milky Way - Arches National Park, Utah

Balanced Rock Milky Way – Arches National Park, Utah

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Depending on what angle, Balanced Rock may appear as a ball on an bottle or the open lid of a garbage can, opening underneath the Milky Way as we are facing more or less south on a moonless night. What we’ll all agree upon is that it is amazing, as some estimate that the 55 foot tall sandstone boulder topping the stone pedestal…

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Posted 1 month 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 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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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