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August 14th, 2014

Stars Over Three Brothers

Posted By Michael Frye
Stars and clouds over Three Brothers, Yosemite NP, CA, USA
Tuesday evening Claudia and I drove to Yosemite Valley. The moon was due to rise about 90 minutes after sunset, so I hoped to photograph the northern end of the Milky Way over Three Brothers, with the rising moon adding a bit of light to the peaks.
 
April 17th, 2014

Lunar Eclipse Over the Trona Pinnacles

Posted By Michael Frye
Lunar eclipse sequence, April 14th and 15th, Trona Pinnacles, CA, USA
Although I live right outside Yosemite National Park, Monday night’s lunar eclipse didn’t seem to line up well with any of Yosemite’s features, so I started looking for other locations – preferably someplace with clear, dark skies, and an interesting foreground. Death Valley came to mind, but then I thought of the Trona Pinnacles, near …
 
July 18th, 2013

National Parks Assignment Winner Kristal Leonard

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Winter Moonrise Over Half Dome Yosemite by Kristal Leonard
National Parks Assignment Winner Kristal Leonard’s photo of Half Dome by moonlight was the result of seeing the potential for a photo then persevering through several frustrating attempts to get the photograph.
 
June 26th, 2013

Photo Of The Day by Nephi Boren

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Rising by Nephi Boren
Nephi Boren took advantage of last weekend’s rare “Supermoon” to get this photo. Boren was in Zion National Park in Utah and used a Canon EOS Rebel T3i with a 75-300mm lens. The photo was submitted to the Moon Shots Assignment
 
May 22nd, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘The Ring of Fire over Horseshoe Bend’ – Colorado River, Page, Arizona

Posted By David Alexander Willis
The Ring of Fire over Horseshoe Bend - Colorado River, Page, Arizona
An annular eclipse is a remarkable event. The moon appears to be encircled by a ring of sunlight, known as the “Ring of Fire”. The term “annular” comes from the Latin word meaning “ring”. This ring effect is caused when the earth’s orbit moves closer to the sun and the apparent size difference looks as …
 
March 1st, 2013

Chasing the Moon

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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On the very last evening of my trip to the southwest, I spent the night in Valley of Fire State Park. I knew the full moon would be rising 10  minutes after sunset, and I planned to catch it coming up through Elephant Rock just after sunset. I was up on White Domes shooting sunset …
 
September 4th, 2012

The Trouble With High Places

Posted By Michael Frye
Last light on a granite thumb below Shuteye Peak
Last Thursday my wife Claudia and I – and our dog Rider – went to Shuteye Peak to photograph the moonrise. (Well Claudia and I went for the moonrise – Rider went to look for squirrels.) We had a great time, and it was a really fun adventure, but being on top of this mountain reminded me of why it’s difficult to make good photographs from high vantage points – especially when it’s an unfamiliar location.
 
May 21st, 2012

The Annular Eclipse as seen in Albuquerque, NM

Posted By Michael Clark
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Last night, on May 20th, 2012, the annular eclipse lined up perfectly for those of us in New Mexico. I drove down to Albuquerque and shot images of the annular eclipse in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains, just above the city of Albuquerque. All of the images in this blog post, save for one, …
 
January 12th, 2012

Under a Full Moon

Posted By Michael Frye
Moonrise from Glacier Point, Yosemite, Saturday evening
In a post last Thursday I mentioned that there might be a good opportunity to photograph the moonrise from Glacier Point in Yosemite on Saturday evening. So Claudia and I went to Glacier Point that night, where we met lots of photographers. It was nice to see familiar faces, and meet some online acquaintances in person. …
 
December 6th, 2011

Lunar Eclipse This Saturday

Posted By Michael Frye
Lunar Eclipse Sequence, 1:23 a.m. to 4:49 a.m., August 28, 2007, Yosemite National Park, California
Before dawn this Saturday, December 10th, viewers in the Western U.S. and Canada will be able to see a total lunar eclipse. If you live in the eastern half of the U.S. unfortunately you’ll only be able to see a partial eclipse. People in most of Europe, Asia, and Australia will also be able to …