Doubly Beautiful

How can the beauty of Glen Eyrie Castle be improved upon? It is nestled amongst the red rock spires and stands at the mouth of the stunning Queens Canyon in Colorado Springs. This is a unique place that has beauty during all seasons. Whether the grounds be a lush green from the canyon run off…

A Rocky Milkyway

Tonight is the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, so what better way to commemorate this yearly occasion than with a photo of the night sky. I like the winter solstice because it means that tomorrow we start a march back towards the longer days. While I love winter weather I don’t appreciate…

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…

Four Pass Stars

Another look at the amazing Colorado sky from the Four Pass Loop Trail at Snowmass Lake. It is amazing what we can see when we get away from the city lights.

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…

Mesa Sunset

A colorful sunset through leafless branches, as seen along the Park Point Overlook trail inside Mesa Verde National Park. Pueblo ruins are the draw to this remote and arid environment in the southwest Colorado, but it is also a beautiful landscape.