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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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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New Moon Over Cass County




Last Friday evening saw a “new moon” (essentially no moon to be seen by the naked eye), so I packed up my night photography gear and headed to a farm field near my rural Missouri home. I had eyed the lone, tall silo on the farmland for a long time. Just a few days earlier, […]

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Star Trails Over the Badlands




In yesterday’s post, I featured a few of my favorite images of star points (stars in sharp focus) and some of the Perseid meteors. In today’s post, I’m featuring a couple of star trails I captured over time, one evening while photographing the Perseid meteors. Capturing multiple, long exposure images, I later combined them using […]

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Starry, Starry Nights




Interested in learning how to photograph our heavens above us, at night? I’ll be teaching a one-night photography class, “Shooting the Night Sky”, next Tuesday evening April 26, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Cass Career Center in Harrisonville, Missouri. This is a small class and plenty of room for a few more attendees. We’ll […]

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2015 Faves, Part 1




In the next few posts, I’ll share my favorite outings, trips and images that I captured in 2015. I will not rank them, as pulling a few “best” images out of thousands I captured this year is a difficult task alone; ranking them would probably be next to impossible! But one trip did stand out […]

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Close Encounters of the Venus Kind




Did anyone get out early yesterday morning to view the “occultation” of the planet Venus with our moon? I set my alarm extra early and headed out to a local Conservation Area, where I had a large prairie in front of me and plenty of open space to view/photograph this event. However, I didn’t prepare […]

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Dark Side of the Moon




Not Pink Floyd’s famous album (which is one of my all-time favorites), but from Sunday night’s “Super Moon” lunar eclipse. Here are some images I captured of this pretty rare event, from my rural front yard. Here are images that cover the entire eclipse sequence: An interesting night! I had been planning on shooting the […]

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Let the (Meteor) Show Begin!




Today’s post features the Perseid meteors, captured over the Devil’s Tower NM, in northeast Wyoming. This is the big show, the one I came out to photograph. Just watching such a spectacular show is quite amazing when you are in the open vista of a place like the Devil’s Tower, but photographing the show was […]

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