Tree Amongst the Stars

I took this image of a tree amongst the stars in Rocky Mountain National Park. I used my headlamp to light paint the tree. I love astrophotography, but it is a challenge to get the exposure right on the stars and the objects in the frame. It also usually involves me sitting in complete darkness…

Motion of the Night

Of all photography types, I think night photography is the hardest, yet most rewarding. The first time I really tried it, I was on safari in Zimbabwe. We were so remote that there was no visible light pollution. The sky was filled with the light of the universe. I was captivated. I spent hours taking…

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…

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…

Mast Illumination

I came across this classic looking sailing vessel with a modern lighting system docked at a harbor in Barbados. I love the way the lights along the masts’ spars illuminate the sky while the glow of the set sun still lingers in the night sky.

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…

Starry Sunset

Happy Independence Day! I accidentally posted this image last week so forgive me for the redo, but I think it is a perfect image for the celebration of our nation’s birth. I believe this day can be a celebration for all people because it is a celebration of the idea of individual rights and freedom. It…