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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“In the beginning …




… God created the heaven and the earth.” And one fine job He did! Today’s post features my favorite single image of the Devil’s Tower astrophotographical trip to capture the heavens above the national monument. For me, this one image has it all … a meteor streaking across the sky, the Milky Way with it’s […]

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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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Devil’s Tower at Night, Part 2




In part 2 of my night photography at Devil’s Tower NM post, I’m featuring a “star stack” image, made by stacking (combining) multiple, relatively short exposure images: This image was made by stacking 48 individual images, each using the following parameters: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Tamron 17mm-35mm, f/2.8 – f/3.5 wide […]

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Devil’s Tower at Night, Part 1




Capturing daytime images of the Devil’s Tower (Devil’s Tower in Daylight post) was awesome, but capturing the landscape with astrophotography was such a “rush” for me! I have always wanted to learn how to properly expose and capture decent astrophotography images, particularly star trails, meteor showers, and the Milky Way. Fortunately, I was able to […]

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Devil’s Tower by Daylight




Today’s post is the first of several I will publish on my recent trip to the Devil’s Tower National Monument, located in northeastern Wyoming. This trip was part of a photography workshop I was attending, hosted by the Rocky Mountain School of Photography (where I studied, once I left my corporate job in 2007). The […]

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