Stargazing in the deep woods

Last July I went back up to Brownfield, Maine to do some camping with friends. The stars were as gorgeous as ever up there. I created a bunch of shots, including some really long exposures of star trails, with a fire roaring at our campsite. It did an amazing job of illuminating the trees in the foreground under the stars. Here’s a few choice shots … Continue reading Stargazing in the deep woods

Stars above the Mountains of Colorado

Stars above the Mountains

“If you’re lost out where the lights are blinding Caught in all, the stars are hiding That’s when something wild calls you home” Had the opportunity to do some snowshoeing in the mountains of Colorado yesterday with some friends (my first time!). After a day hike at over 10,000 feet above sea level, we returned with our gear to get some shots of the stars. … Continue reading Stars above the Mountains

The Milkyway Galaxy above Gooseberry Island in Westport, Massachusetts.

Pathway to the Stars

I found a pathway to the stars and its not too far from home 😀 Aligning the milky way galaxy with particular landscapes can prove challenging since the orientation of our galaxy’s core shifts directions as the months change. Thankfully, in the northern hemisphere, the summer months allow for the best milky way viewing fairly early in the evening. Now if we could just get … Continue reading Pathway to the Stars

Star Trails over Kalalau Lookout on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.

Kalalau Lookout. The End of the World.

During a once in a lifetime experience, I was given the opportunity to explore the island of Kauai in Hawaii. While there some friends and I made it out to Kalalau lookout on the Northwest side of the island. We stayed just long enough for the sun to set and a brilliant display of stars to shine.     Continue reading Kalalau Lookout. The End of the World.

The Fire Tower sites far to the left at the summit of Mt. Carrigain in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

The National Park Service 100th Anniversary and an overnight hike on Mt. Carrigain

A few introductory words… At 30 years old, I’ve had the opportunity to do a bit of traveling in my day. I’ve seen many beautiful places and met some sensational human beings. That being said, I can honestly say that New Hampshire is still one of the most brilliant locations I’ve ever ventured through. A short 3 hour drive north from my mission HQ in … Continue reading The National Park Service 100th Anniversary and an overnight hike on Mt. Carrigain

star gazing in maine

Looking into infinity

CALVIN: If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently. HOBBES: How so? CALVIN: Well, when you look into infinity, you realize that there are more important things than what people do all day. HOBBES: We spent our day looking under rocks in the creek. CALVIN: I mean other people. ~ Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes … Continue reading Looking into infinity

Star photography in Fryeburg, Maine

Waiting to be known

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. – Carl Sagan Star trail photography really fascinates me. While it looks like the stars are all moving at different speeds, what we’re really looking at is the rotation of the earth on its axis. The axis point is the spot where you can see little to no star movement. The further away from the axis we … Continue reading Waiting to be known

thunderstorm passing over Gooseberry Island in Westport, Massachusetts.

Star Trails as the Storm Rolls in…

Over the past week the moon has been high and it’s been bright out – right up until the summer solstice with the full moon last night. Prints can be purchased at Midnight Shift Photography As usual, I took a late night stroll with my camera near the World War II lookout towers at Gooseberry Island hoping to catch some shots of the full moon… … Continue reading Star Trails as the Storm Rolls in…