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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.
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Elden Lookout at sunset.
The city of Flagstaff's light pollution washes out the night sky.
The Platypus fire lighting up the night sky.
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.
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