Category Archives: Astrophotography

Faves of 3Q 2016




Third Quarter 2016 was photographically slow starting out. My wife had just passed and I was busy taking care of her estate. And at that time, my desire to get out and photograph was at a new, all-time low. But after a lot of soul searching, I knew I had to return to what was […]

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Where’s That Kwazy Wabbit?




That’s one of my first thoughts whenever I gaze into the winter heavens and see the famed hunter/warrior Orion. I went out to Snowball Hill Prairie earlier this week to shoot some skyline images of Harrisonville (county seat of the Cass County) with the Christmas lights. Although some clouds and the extreme lights from some […]

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Geminids Come to Town




Last Tuesday evening, I made an attempt to capture the Geminids meteor shower at a rural farm very close to my rural Missouri home. The decision to try photographing the Geminids was a last-minute decision, as the forecast had been for partly cloudy skies. But late in the afternoon, the skies were still clear and […]

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Double Your Fun!




On my last night in Arches National Park, I visited Double Arches for some night photography. Double Arch is so named as there are two arches that conjoin each other. It really is a spectacular sight at night. On this evening, the sky began as a clear, cloudless sky. But about an hour or so […]

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Window Into the Night Sky




After photographing the Turret Arch (“Turret Arch at Night”), I walked about 300 feet to the North Window, where I set up my tripod and camera and began capturing 6 x 8-minute exposures of the northern sky as viewed from the window. Later, in Photoshop, I blended the 6 images together to get this star […]

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Turret Arch at Night




Today’s post features some night sky images at Turret Arch, located adjacent to the North and South Windows (I’ll feature the North Window in a separate post). As evening approached, I drove into the park and to the North/South Windows area. I set up my tripod/camera near Turret Arch, to capture this unique window at […]

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Night Skies Over Park Avenue




Today’s post features some of the images captured late at night over the Park Avenue area of Arches National Park (Utah). In my previous post (“Little New York”) I featured some daytime images of the area, but today’s post has a little bit of everything in the night sky. Here are my favorites: This first […]

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Enter Devil’s Garden




In today’s post, I’m featuring some images captured in the Devil’s Garden area of Arches NP. Arriving at sunset, we were greeted with a wonderful landscape: After a brief stop to capture the amazing sight, we headed on into the Garden as the light faded and nighttime greeted us. After a short hike (0.5 mile), […]

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Balanced Rock at Night, Part 2




In Part 1 (“Balanced Rock at Night, Part 1”), I featured the transition from daylight to night skies. In today’s post, I feature a few of the images I captured late in the evening in the Balanced Rock area of Arches National Park. Once the sun sets and the night skies appear, you can find […]

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Balanced Rock at Night, Part 1




In Part 1 of this 2 part post, I’m featuring some of the early evening night images that I captured at Balanced Rock, in Arches NP (Utah). In the previous post (“A Bit Tipsy”), I featured a few images leading up to sunset. Once the sun fell below the western horizon, and the skies began […]

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