A Windy Total Solar Eclipse

Yesterday a large portion of the United States had the privilege of experiencing a total solar eclipse. An event rarely experienced by so many. I had never been in an area during an eclipse that experienced the “totality” effect. Totality is when the moon completely and perfectly blots out the sun. Jennifer and I made…

Sky of Trees

Is there anything more mesmerizing than the unpolluted night sky? Seeing a sky full of tiny stars and the realization that each is actually many times larger than our own small planet is very humbling. Even more so when you understand that some of the “stars” we see aren’t stars at all, but are actually galaxies…

Full Moon Rising

This is one of my favorite memories from 2016. My wife and I had been on the Abel Tasman Coast Track in New Zealand for three solid days when we came to the beautiful Bark Bay. Out of the multitude of bays that we traversed on our coastal tramp this one stands out as the most…

A Snowmass Night

Another view of Snowmass Mountain in Colorado, this time in the light of the stars and the moon that had dropped behind the peak. While I was taking this late night shot (actually it was a really, really early morning), I heard a rockslide across the lake. It was big enough to cause some alarm, but it…

Dark Sky

There are few places left on the planet were one can get views of the night sky with no visible effects from modern-day light pollution. I have been lucky enough to visit several internationally recognised dark sky locations. I took this image while visiting Mt. Cook in the Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve of New Zealand.  It…

The Night Before

It’s Christmas Eve! “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared…and…said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the town of David a…

Camping in the Milky Way

Camping is a favorite pastime during the Spring, Summer, and Fall months. Give me a really dark sky on a moonless night and I will sit for hours in awe of the majesty found in the night sky. I took this picture while camping in the Luis State Park near Great Sand Dunes National Park…

Midnight Moon

This is the moon’s reflection streaking across the ocean surface as it reaches the sandy shore of Panama City Beach, Florida. This is another great example of a moment that is captured beyond what we are capable of seeing. A camera is able to “see” the world in a different way than our eyes. Is it real? Is anything we…