Photo update of the Museum Fire.Read More
The other day Tiffany and I were on top of Mt. Elden during sunset and ended up staying for the Milky Way to come out. It was a great view of Northern Arizona and after it got dark we could see the Platypus fire to the south lighting up the night sky. Below are a few images from sunset and after. I will have some of these on display tomorrow at the Flagstaff Urban Market which is from 9-2 in Downtown Flagstaff.
Come on by!
Elden Lookout at sunset.
The city of Flagstaff's light pollution washes out the night sky.
The Platypus fire lighting up the night sky.
This is a great time of year to do some deep sky imaging with the warm temperatures and clear skies. Last night I was out till around 3am using my Celestron reflector telescope. Here is one of the first shots I edited of the Galactic Core region and Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex.
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Last week Chaz and myself made a visit down to Sedona, AZ in the wee hours of the morning for some sights of the Milky Way. I had a spot in mind I visited during a portrait shoot earlier in the year and after hiking a couple miles in the dark we found the tree I wanted to shoot. We passed several deer and more spiders than we could count but it ended up being worth the trek. Below are some images from the trip.
View to the Southwest of our home galaxy.
The tree I wanted to shoot actually ended up being one of the last shots I took.
Along the trail.
One of the spiders along the trail. It’s a giant crab spider and was the size of a half dollar of not bigger. They aren’t poisonous but will definitely hurt if you get bit.
Looking forward to more shooting this season, and my workshop coming up in June at the Coconino Center for the Arts.
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For the month of March myself and Nashdoi have a dual display up at Firecreek Coffee. I have mostly night images with a few day time ones as well as a couple black and whites I captured last year. Nashdoi has a series of all black and whites captured around our great state of Arizona. His work is phenomenal and if you are located downtown its absolutely worth checking out!
Thanks to all of you that made it out and said hi! We both appreciate the support! :)
2017 has been an incredible year full of night adventures across the Southwest United States and more art shows than I can count. Below are many images that summarize my year of growth across the art scene.Read More
The 2018 edition of Luminar is the latest from Developer Macphun (soon to be Skylum as they are no longer creating Mac only software) and is meant to compete with the likes of Lightroom and Affinity among other popular photo editing software. When I first saw an ad several months ago for Luminar I dismissed it as another attempt at competing with Lightroom or the countless other programs for processing RAW files. I am pleased to say after using Luminar for the past week I am VERY impressed. It's not perfect, but instead is a very powerful image editor that easily stands on its own. I could see how many photographers could make the switch from Lightroom or other image editors. Read on for an in depth review as well as a breakdown of the 50+ tools at your disposal.Read More
I have another post I'll be sharing soon on Astro workshops but just thought I'd share I won the Shoot the Frame 2017 Landscape award for my image of Grand Falls and the Milky Way!
Click the button below for a link to the website and details. Its a great competition, this is the second time I've won. The first of which was December of 2015 for my Wanaka Tree image. Its open to all countries and every year they put out a book with the winners and finalists. Great contest, I'm honored to have won. :)Read More
I'll be at Naked Mobile for April First Friday! Hope to see you there!Read More