The Big Dipper (Ursa Major) above Dorgan House was photographed in Big Bend National park during the spring of 2023.
Night & Sky
Night and sky photography.
The Milky Way over Balanced Rock along the Grapevine Hills Trail in Big Bend National Park, photographed in the spring of 2023.
I photographed the Milky Way Over Dorgan House during my visit to Big Bend National Park in the spring of 2023.
An Old Faithful Nighttime Eruption photograph taken in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park in the winter of 2022.
A miner’s home in the old mining town of Gold Point, Nevada. It was a thriving mining community in the early 1900s. Today it’s abandoned.
Old Faithful at Night photographed in the winter of 2020 in the Upper Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park.
The Dorgan house at Dusk with Santa Elena Canyon in the background and the Milky Way overhead. Both located within the Big Bend National Park.
The Milky Way over the Crowtown Movie Set in Big Bend Ranch State Park. Photographed in the Spring of 2018 using a light painting technique.
The Milky Way over Balanced Rock along the Grapevine Hills Trail in Big Bend National Park. Photographed in the spring of 2018.
A view of the night sky over the Dorgan House in the fall of 2018. The ruins are found along the Dorgan-Sublett Trail in Big Bend NP.
This Moon over Chisos photograph is one of my favorite photographs from my fall trip to the Big Bend National Park area.
The Visitors Gallery at the LBJ Wildflower Center, photographed during an outing to capture photographs of the Liminations exhibit.
The Family Garden at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX was opened in 2014 and serves to unite children and families.
Every year, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, puts on a show called Luminations. It is a great family event.
A Bus and Car ATS the Car Forest of the Last Church near Goldfield, Nevada. I photographed this scene during a night photography workshop.
There are many cars at The International Car Forest of the Last Church in Goldfield, Nevada. I was attracted to this Car at the Car Forest.
My ancestry runs through Northwest Arkansas and I have fond memories of visiting my grandparents in what was known as “Dave Smith’s Place”.
A miner’s cabin near Gold Point, Nevada, a popular ghost town destination. I lit the house with fairy lights and the bush with a tea light.
I photographed this Water Well Truck in the Gold Point, Nevada ghost town during a photography workshop that I attended in the area.
Another Gold Point Cabin from my trip to attend a night photography workshop in Gold Point, Nevada. This was a challenging long exposure.
A bus at the International Car Forest of the Last Church located near Goldfield, Nevada and photographed during a night photography workshop.
Ladder No 3 in the old Goldfield, Nevada fire station. I photographed this ladder truck while attending a night photography workshop.
A mail truck and limo at the International Car Forest of the Last Church located near Goldfield, Nevada. I went there as part of a workshop.
I photographed this VW Beetle at the Car Forest located near Goldfield, Nevada during a night photography workshop .
A miner’s homestead in the town of Gold Point, Nevada. It was a thriving mining community in the early 1900’s. Today it sits mostly empty.
Buildings located in the old ghost town Gold Point. Gold Point Gold Street is lined with these structures. Great night photo opportunities.
The Big Dipper over Gold Point, Nevada. A popular ghost town that once was a thriving mining community in central Nevada.
I photographed this old jeep at Keys Ranch while attending a night photography workshop in Joshua Tree National Park.
Another old movie set located near the Big Bend Ranch State Park. it is located just outside the western side of the park boundary.
The Hot Springs General Store in the Hot Springs Historic district of the Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas.
The Perry Schoolhouse is located in the Terlingua Ghost Town located near the Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas.
I used the light painting techniques that I learned while attending a workshop in the Joshua Tree NP to paint the inside of this structure.
The Keys Ranch Well at Joshua Tree National Park supplied water to the Keys family who owned the ranch and mined the area in the early 1900’s.
I did some light painting while attending a night photography workshop in the Joshua Tree National park during the spring of 2017.
A night photograph from the Hidden Valley area of the Joshua Tree National Park. I used the existing moonlight to light the rocks.
I photographed the Arch Rock Star Trails while visiting the Joshua Tree National Park for a photography workshop in the spring of 2017.
I photographed this rock formation along the Skull Rock Nature Trail in the Joshua Tree National Park during a night photography workshop.
I photographed this night sky along the Arch Rock Trail in the Joshua Tree National Park while taking part in a photography workshop.
I visited the Cholla Garden at the Joshua Tree NP during the second evening of the Night Photography workshop I attended last week.
This night sky photograph was taken along Lost Horse Road while attending a Night Photography Workshop in the Joshua Tree NP.
I decided to photograph the Milky Way over Mule Ears during my trip to the Big Bend NP. I used a star tracker to capture the scene.
I hiked up Grapevine Hills Trail to photographed the Milky Way Galaxy over Balanced Rock during my trip to Big Bend National Park last April.
I wanted to take advantage of the last super moon of 2016 so I went to the top of the Pennybacker Bridge Overlook to photograph the full moon.
One of the best things about seeing a Supermoonrise (a word I made up, by the way) is that it is so spectacular as it clears the horizon.
I just returned from my trip to Big Bend. I photographed this moon sequence during my first evening there using my camera’s intervalometer.
One of my favorite Big Bend hikes is the hike to Balanced Rock. I hiked up early to capture this Balanced Rock night sky image.
I captured this photo of Luna’s Milky Way last April during a trip to the Big Bend National Park with some of my photography friends.
This photograph is of the Milky Way Galaxy over the Alvino House which is located near the Castolon Ranger Station.
This is my final image of the Austin Strawberry Moon Skyline series taken a couple of weeks ago during the summer solstice.
The moon was full the other evening and I have been thinking about capturing a series of moons using my intervalometer. This photo is the outcome.
One of my favorite activities of our annual spring trip to the Big Bend National Park is night sky photography. It is part of our grueling, 5-day schedule.
I enjoy trying to find new vantage points to photograph the Austin Skyline. I headed over the the Lamar Pedestrian Bridge to photograph the night skyline.
Sometimes the best shot is not in front of you but behind you. This was the case the other day when I was shooting some flowers around the house. I turned around and saw this fantastic moon.
I mentioned in an earlier blog post that I made a trip to Moab, Utah. We decided after dinner one evening to go in the patio area of our condominium to try to shoot the Moab night sky.
This image is of the archway that surrounds the patio of the Long Center. Of particular interest in this photo is Venus, who decided to photo-bomb the shot.
I think most everyone is aware that September 27th was a very special celestial day as the moon was putting on a very special show. A rare combination of a Total Lunar Eclipse and a “Blood Moon”.
I recently posted an image I took during my trip to Big Bend National Park earlier this year. This Big Bend Milky Way panorama is from the same trip but at a different location.
One of the highlights of the trip was the early morning Milky Way shots. The first time was near the Castolon area which is on the way to Santa Helena Canyon. It was my first Milky Way shooting experience so I made a lot of mistakes early on.
I noticed the bright, full moon one summer night in 2006. I recall the moon was as bright as I had seen in quite some time. So, I ran to get my camera, the longest lens I had and my sturdiest tripod.