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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Godspeed, John Glenn




In lieu of another astrophotography post today, I’ve put together this tribute to John Glenn, who passed yesterday afternoon. John Glenn was a national hero, certainly a hero to me. I remember watching his historical orbit of earth in 1962, from my elementary school classroom. Seemed like fiction at the time, but in the decades […]

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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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“Little New York”




Today’s post is the first of two posts that feature Park Avenue, a very interesting area in Arches NP (Utah). Park Avenue is so-named because of it’s towering walls that surround a smooth rock canyon bottom, simulating the skyline in New York City. Arriving as the sun began to set in the western sky, the […]

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Landscape Arch




After photographing the Pine Tree Arch and the lone pine tree (both featured in “Enter Devil’s Garden”), the night ended with a short hike to Landscape Arch. Landscape Arch is located within Arches National Park (Utah) and is the longest arch of the over 2,000 cataloged arches there. It spans 306 feet, base to base. […]

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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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A Bit Tipsy




On my first day inside Arches NP, I captured both daylight and nighttime images of a unique rock structure within the park, Balanced Rock. Here are some of my favorite daytime images (note the photographers in both photos, giving a bit of sense of scale to the size of Balanced Rock): As the sun began […]

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