Connecting to the Stars

Connecting to the Stars

With a little help from my friend Scott Martin (previous post) I met with a private star this night in July 2012 between Yosemite and Mono Lake.

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Midnight over Half Dome

Midnight over Half Dome

I am squeezing in all of my favorites of 2012 before the year is over into this blog. This is an hour and a half of moonlight and stars over Yosemite’s Half Dome from Glacier Point. June 30, 2012. You can even see climber’s lights at the base of the vertical wall of Half Dome. I could have stayed all night. Next time I will.

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Wheel of Fortune

  1 a.m. in the ghost town of Bodie, California.  Three images with a Canon 17mm TS-E, f/6.3, ISO 400, two 360 sec. exposures for the star trails, and one shorter one for the light painting with my red head lamp.  I recommend having another person watch you to keep you from falling into a […]

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Racetrack Stars

RACETRACK STARS: lit only by starlight, I was on a moonless night in April, in the high desert of Death Valley National Park on the Racetrack Playa (~4000 ft. elev.).  A 20 minute exposure combined with several of shorter duration.  Canon 1D Mark IV and 14mm f/2.8 lens.

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Perception and Art

2009 is a great time to be in photography.  The quality of the equipment and the software to process images has improved dramatically in the past 15 years.  I find that my mind coached with training of what these tools can do, has even altered my perceptions of the way I see the world.  I […]

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