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  • Dec 27, 2015
    Colorado Starry Night

    This winter nightscape with snowy trees and swirling stars draws some inspiration from the famous painting "Starry Night" by Vincent van Gogh.  As an artist who didn't become popular until after he died, Van Gogh is now one of the...

    Date Captured: Dec 27, 2015
    Location: Colorado, Emerald Lake, Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park
    Content: Lines, Mountains, Night, Star Trails, Stars
  • Climbing up a 14,000 foot peak at night can certainly be a thrill!  Sure there's some light pollution down below but at that elevation, we're high enough to get above a lot of it.  And while it does take some time to let your...

    Date Captured: Sep 27, 2015
    Location: Colorado, Mount Evans
    Content: Light Pollution, Lines, Milky Way, Mountains, Night, Stars
  • At one point during our workshop, this student decided to head down to the shoreline to apply their new-found skills with some long-exposure work.  I was further down the shore working with a couple other students when I saw this...

    Date Captured: Sep 23, 2015
    Location: Teton National Park, Wyoming
    Content: Fall Foliage, Ice / Snow, Light Pollution, Lines, Milky Way, Mountains, Night, Reflections, Star Trails, Stars
  • Sep 13, 2015
    Archway Rotation

    On this workshop event, we decided to take advantage of our walkie-talkies to stay in communication while we split up our group. Darren stayed behind at Landscape Arch with some of our group while I took the rest to Pine Tree Arch...

    Date Captured: Sep 13, 2015
    Location: Arches National Park, Utah
    Content: Lines, Milky Way, Night, Sand, Star Trails, Stars
  • Sep 11, 2015
    Utah Cave Camping

    At art festivals, I've really enjoyed watching peoples' reactions to one of my images that uses this approach with the Milky Way running straight up over the middle of the sky from one horizon to another.  Some people understand...

    Date Captured: Sep 11, 2015
    Location: Arches National Park, Utah
    Content: Light Pollution, Milky Way, Night, Stars
  • Sep 10, 2015
    Sauropods At Play

    It's one thing to see interesting wildlife.  For me, it's something else to see interesting wildlife behavior.  Here, a curious little Alamosaurus decides to come in for an up-close look at me capturing the scene.

    Date Captured: Sep 10, 2015
    Location: Utah
    Content: Milky Way, Night, Stars, Wildlife
  • Mount Evans may be close to Denver's light pollution, but at 14,000 feet in elevation, the view of the stars above is very clear.  In this image, Milky Way stars trail across the sky above the Meyer-Womble Observatory near the top...

    Date Captured: Sep 7, 2015
    Location: Colorado, Mount Evans
    Content: Lines, Milky Way, Mountains, Night, Star Trails, Stars
  • Sep 6, 2015
    Golden Goat Herd

    There's something special about an up-close encounter with a herd of Mountain Goats and this September evening was exceptional.  The road to the top of Mount Evans (labeled as the highest paved road in North America) is usually...

    Date Captured: Sep 6, 2015
    Location: Colorado, Mount Evans
    Content: Mountains, Sunrise/Sunset, Wildlife
  • Aug 15, 2015
    Nefertiti Slide

    There's something about the area around Nefertiti Rock in Arches National Park that I find really interesting.  I don't know if it's that pharaoh shaped rock or the gentle warm light that illuminated it…  either way,...

    Date Captured: Aug 15, 2015
    Location: Arches National Park, Utah
    Content: Lines, Milky Way, Night, Star Trails, Stars
  • Aug 9, 2015
    Crest House Milk

    I'm not sure if it's the mountain-top perspective or the fiery history but I've always found the Crest House to be interesting.  Add Milky Way skies leaning at an angle that compliments that unique roofline and this scene on Mount...

    Date Captured: Aug 9, 2015
    Location: Colorado, Mount Evans
    Content: Milky Way, Mountains, Night, Stars
  • In what was perhaps the best sunset of the whole summer workshop season, the wildflowers were bloomed and ready to do their part.  And seeing it from the cradle of Summit Lake on Mount Evans, our perspective was stunning!

    Date Captured: Aug 8, 2015
    Location: Colorado, Mount Evans
    Content: Flowers, Mountains, Reflections, Sunrise/Sunset
  • In a series of hikes in the Indian Peaks near Lake Isabelle, I got to line up some wildflowers with some beautiful waterfalls and great conditions under a thin rising moon.  It took a little work (getting back to this area again...

    Date Captured: Aug 5, 2015
    Location: Colorado, Indian Peaks Wilderness
    Content: Flowers, Flowing Water, Milky Way, Mountains, Night, Stars
  • Jul 24, 2015
    Colorado Car Camping

    One of my favorite things to do when the wildflowers are blooming in Colorado is to explore the rugged San Juan Mountains near Ouray and Telluride.  Sometimes, I like to go for a hike and other times, I let my vehicle do the...

    Date Captured: Jul 24, 2015
    Location: Colorado, San Juan Mountains
    Content: Flowers, Ice / Snow, Mountains, Sunrise/Sunset, Wildlife
  • When I have a night photography workshop in progress, I tend to like to shoot long-exposure photographs.  It's a chance to see the beauty of the night sky and the colors that appear when you go beyond the short exposure...

    Date Captured: Jun 9, 2015
    Location: Teton National Park, Wyoming
    Content: Lines, Milky Way, Mountains, Night, Star Trails, Stars
  • In a place that’s become so popular among photographers, it was really nice to have the barn all to ourselves.  With our timing and position, the pointed roof from the John Moulton Barn's Hay Carrier looked like it was about...

    Date Captured: Jun 9, 2015
    Location: Teton National Park, Wyoming
    Content: Milky Way, Night, Stars
  • Shooting the Milky Way in the spring can be a lot of fun because of the Milky Way's low position in the sky as it rises up in the eastern skies.  Sure, the early morning timing may not be as convenient but this low position in the...

    Date Captured: May 24, 2015
    Location: Arches National Park, Utah
    Content: Light Pollution, Milky Way, Night, Stars
  • Oct 4, 2014
    Grand Teton Twilight

    The early birds were already filing in for a good position with the barns at twilight but I had some other ideas.  In one of the most popular spots in the park, the glow in the eastern skies was on the increase - a sure sign of a...

    Date Captured: Oct 4, 2014
    Location: Teton National Park, Wyoming
    Content: Ice / Snow, Mountains, Night, Star Trails, Stars
  • In one of my favorite locations in Grand Teton National Park, I was able to not just scout the area for workshops, I was able to get a decent shot of the area at night.  And with my timing right where I wanted it, I got to shoot...

    Date Captured: Oct 3, 2014
    Location: Teton National Park, Wyoming
    Content: Lines, Milky Way, Mountains, Night, Reflections, Star Trails, Stars
  • Deneb stands out as the brightest star in the constellation Cygnus (part of the Northern Cross) in this late night image from Grand Teton National Park.  Running along the so-called "Backbone Of The Milky Way", Cygnus, is a great...

    Date Captured: Oct 3, 2014
    Location: Teton National Park, Wyoming
    Content: Ice / Snow, Milky Way, Mountains, Night, Reflections, Stars
  • Oct 3, 2014
    Teton Time Shift

    Sometimes it's nice to take a little break from the short exposure points of light nightscapes to see what happens when you open up a camera's sensor for a long time.

    The noise goes away and the colors and details appear more...

    Date Captured: Oct 3, 2014
    Location: Teton National Park, Wyoming
    Content: Ice / Snow, Light Pollution, Lines, Mountains, Night, Reflections, Star Trails, Stars

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