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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. 
July 2nd, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Ocotillo under the Milky Way’ by Russ Bishop – Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Ocotillo under the Milky Way, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California, Night Exposure, Stars, twilight, summer
Anza-Borrego in southern California is one of my favorite desert locations for its vast wilderness feeling. Just a short distance from Palm Springs, it is a sprawling preserve that encompasses 600,000 acres making it the largest state park in California and the second largest in the United States. Needless to say, you can find your … 
May 29th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Portal to the Stars’ by Marsel van Oosten – Double Arch in Arches National Park, Utah

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Double long Exposure Nighttime scenic stars rocks arches light painting
Of all the National Parks that I have ever visited in the US, Arches National Park is without a doubt the most iconic. Many millions of photographs have been shot here, and to come up with something different is not easy. That does not mean one shouldn’t try though, and I personally greatly enjoy the creative … 
March 1st, 2013

Chasing the Moon

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
elephant-rock-and-moon
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 27th, 2012

Photographing the Milky Way

Posted By Michael Frye
Sierra juniper and the Milky Way, Olmsted Point, Yosemite
Regular readers know that I’m not much of an equipment geek. It’s not that I don’t think equipment is important—a photographer needs good tools. It’s just that I think light, composition, technique, vision, and imagination are more important. In other words, how you use the tools is more important than what tools you use.