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December 15th, 2014

Photo of the Day by Kevin Russell

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Frozen' by Kevin Russell
Kevin Russell’s exploration of his home state resulted in the photo of Tipsoo Lake and Mount Rainier entitled ‘Frozen’. “I’ve lived in Washington my entire life, but this was by first visit to Tipsoo Lake, and the scenery I had seen in pictures did not disappoint. The ice and snow allowed me to capture something … 
October 2nd, 2014

Starry Night Assignment Winner Quynh Ton

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Milkyway Arch' by Quynh Ton
Congrats to Quynh Ton for winning the Starry Night Assignment! “I had come to Picture Lake at Mount Baker National Park, WA many times in the past five years prior to shooting this photo and always envisioned the best way to depict this picturesque location. In May 2013 I took a night photography class where … 
September 2nd, 2014

Photographing Bodie

Posted By Michael Frye
"Swayback" building at night with the Milky Way, Bodie SHP, CA, USA
As promised, here are some of my recent photographs from Bodie. Bodie, if you’re not familiar with it, is just north of Mono Lake, and is billed as the best-preserved ghost town in the United States. Bodie is now a state park, and a very interesting place to photograph, but it’s usually only open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., which means you can’t photograph it during the best light of the day, much less at night. 
August 28th, 2014

Starry Skies Adventure Workshop

Posted By Michael Frye
Star trails over an alpine lake, Yosemite NP, CA, USA
One of the highlights of the workshop was viewing and photographing a dawn alignment of Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon over Mono Lake last Saturday. It’s hard to convey how gorgeous this was in a photograph, but you’ll find my best attempt above. 
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. 
May 20th, 2014

Meteor by Thomas O’Brien

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Meteor by Thomas OBrien
It’s time to start thinking about the summer meteor showers. Thomas O’Brien’s Meteor short film is a compilation of time lapse shoots he did of the Geminid, Perseid and Leonid showers from 2007 to now.  
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 … 
March 21st, 2014

Gearing Up for Joshua Tree… and 3 quick tips for making star trails

Posted By Jason Bradley
The silhouette of a Joshua tree after sundown.  Shot at 1.3 seconds, f18, ISO 200 and with a 14-24 Nikon f2.8 lens.
This year, next month really, we are returning to Joshua Tree National Park for another workshop.  Yes, I am known mostly as an ocean dude, but if the truth be known, I do all sorts of photography and have been venturing inland more and more over the last several years to explore California’s well-photographed landscapes.  … 
October 3rd, 2013

Hello OP Readers!

Posted By Jason Bradley
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Hello world of outdoor photographers!  Please allow me to introduce myself: my name is Jason Bradley.  I’m a nature and underwater photographer based in Monterey, California; I teach workshops in the field and in the classroom on many different topics; I partner with Wetpixel.com to lead expeditions for underwater photographers; I’m a new Focal Press … 
December 31st, 2012

A Memorable New Year’s Eve

Posted By Michael Frye
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It was 1985 — I think. My fiancé Claudia and I had started working at The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Valley in September. On New Year’s Eve it snowed, but after dark the storm broke, and a full moon appeared through rifts in the clouds. Someone suggested going cross-country skiing in the moonlight. With …