I'm heading back to Tucson after a relaxing trip up in Prescott these past few days. I had some amazing clear skies while I was up there. Here is a photo of Jupiter reflecting in Watson Lake on Thursday night. To the right is the great orion constellation. I have many new night photos that I can't w
I'm currently on the road again and found this awesome windmill in Paulden, Arizona on my way to Prescott.
A single exposure of a crazy lightning strike I took back during the monsoon season a few months ago.
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I finally landed my first magazine cover photo and it's on International Dark-Sky's Nightscape magazine! It's such an honor for me because I've been supporting IDA and it's cause for more than a year now. You can find another photo of mine inside along with some other big name Nightscape photographe
A self portrait of me under the stars high above Tucson, Arizona. Taken from Mt. Lemmon.
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"Road to the Galactic Center"
I did a little experimenting in photoshop last night to create this startrail target-like effect centered on the center of our galaxy. Prints available on my website.
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I'm all setup at the Arizona Science & Astronomy Expo at the Tucson Convention Center! There is a lot going on here this weekend including some amazing artwork from talented local artists. Come meet some amazing scientists and astronauts such as The Bad Astronomer himself Phil Plait, Comet hunter Ji
Tonight's the night! I'm in the semifinals for Photographer of the Year at the RAWards! The show is at Hotel Congress and starts at 7pm! I'm up against 3 other talented photographers so please come show your support! I hope to see you all there.
"Escape the City"
Here is 2 x 30 second exposures showing a car heading up to Mt. Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona. Mt. Lemmon is a very popular getaway that locals use to escape Tucson's heat and city lights. This photo was taken at the Windy Point Vista lookout which has one of the best views the mounta
"Star trails over the Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona, Arizona"
I'm finally getting around to editing most of my photos from my 3-day adventure I took with Jeff Maltzman in September up in Northern Arizona. Jeff and I embarked on a sleep-less trip up to the Grand Canyon, Grand Falls, and finished
Thank you everyone who voted for me recently for Photographer of the Year in the Raw Awards! I made it to the semi-finals! Without the support from my amazing friends, family and followers I wouldn't be where I am today. Please come spend your evening next Friday, November 15th, at Hotel Congress wi
A couple timelapse sequences I shot in San Francisco back in August. I've only been to San Francisco a few times and I always enjoyed it. I wish I could visit there more often.
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#tbt to my 2nd day in New Zealand. This was taken on Mt. Maunganui in Tauranga in 2009.
I've been itching for another international adventure. Anyone have anything in the works? Preferably in Northern Europe, Southern Asia, Or Australia?
One of my favorite things about Tucson is the dark sky and the constant awareness of light pollution. It's amazing how dark the skies can get just from a 15-20 minute drive out of the city. I wanted to show that in this image by light painting "Tucson" under the milkyway with the light
All Souls / Dia De Los Muertos. The procession, which began in 1990 as a performance piece inspired by Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos holiday, has blossomed into a Tucson tradition that attracts thousands of visitors and participants each year. An estimated 40 thousand thousand people took part in the
I did some concert photography for first time last night at the @nightofthelivingfest ! Here is one of my favorites from Bob Log III 's performance. He is so photogenic and always puts on an awesome show. #nolf
Here is a re-post of a favorite image of mine. I used 100 frames from a time-lapse I shot and used the "comet stacking" technique to achieve this effect. This was shot out in the Saguaro Desert near Ajo in Tucson, Arizona. If you live in Tucson, you can view this photo in a 24x36 fram
Izzy is a Catstronaut.
I couldn't think of a name for this one but I wanted to share it anyway. I really like this tree that overlooks Tucson, there is something about it I find very interesting with the contrast of city glow and the dark skies over the Rincon Mountains. Prints available on my website:
Have you been wanting to learn how take photos of the night sky? Well you're in luck because I'm offering a DISCOUNTED WORKSHOP for this upcoming Monday NOV 4th! I will teach you everything I know out in the field to ensure you get images similar to mine. Spots are limited to 5-person max so act so
Here is a still from some video I shot of a rock climbing couple on Mt. Lemmon last week. I really like how the gap between their bodies make a heart. Larger version on my Facebook page:
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Considering doing some different style prints similar to this one as limited edition prints and posters. What do you guys think?
Congratulations Adam & Alexis! #apwedding2k13
Last night's show was a great success. Thank you to Red Sky Studio @redsky13 and everyone who came and supported us! I tried taking a video of the event with Instagram but it deleted itself before I could post it :/
TONIGHT! Come by Red Sky Studio for a photo exhibition that's featuring my work along with 2 other photographers! There will be lots of photos (I'll have limited edition prints and a large variety of others starting at $10), a DJ, and food catered by Martines Comida Casera. The show starts at 8pm an
Getting a few prints ready for tomorrow's show at Red Sky Studio. I'll have a couple limited editions and regular prints starting at $10! There will be food catered by Martines, a DJ, and tons of photos. Be sure to stop by 561 N 4th Ave at 8pm if you're free tomorrow!
So 2 days ago I googled "Mt. Lemmon during Fall" to find some fall foliage photos and area recommendations up on the mountain. I found some great suggestions, but randomly stumbled upon some photos of rock climbers and thought to myself..."I want to get some photos like this." 10 minutes later I pos
It's a beautiful day on Mt. Lemmon. Lots of fall foliage to photograph. This photo was taken with my iPhone 4s.
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Saguaro Blue Hour
It's very hard to beat the beauty in the desert during "Blue Hour." There is just so much color and visible objects right after sunset, it's incredible. Blue Hour is the period of twilight each morning or evening where there is neither full daylight nor complete darkness. The time
The Orionid Meteor Shower is tonight! However, the bright warning gibbous moon will make it difficult to see them. Your best chance to catch any will be between midnight and dawn when the constellation Orion rises from the east. Here is my photo from last years show in Gates Pass.
Very rarely do I blend my bracketed exposures into an HDR image like this one. I kinda like it, and I kinda don't. What do you think? I have alternate versions on my Facebook page.
Timelapse of the milkyway rising over the largest solar telescope in the world - The McMatch Pierce Telescope located at Kitt Leak Observatory in Tucson, Arizona.
Shot with the 5DMKII and Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens with my friend John Sears. I taught him his first Astro lapse and I can also teach yo
Hung out with this guy in the desert last week.
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Running the scope at SkyBar tonight. Here is a photo I took through our 14" Meade LX200. Higher res in my Facebook page
I'm kinda bummed that the cloudy monsoon days are over as they offered some of the best sunsets in Tucson that I've ever seen. On a positive side, the skies are clear again and I can start offering astrophotography workshops immediately! More details on that this week.
Prints are a
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Here is an 8 Second exposure of the muddy Grand Falls near Flagstaff, Arizona. Beleive it or not, these falls are taller than the Niagra Falls. I found this place to be very interesting, it felt like I was on Mars or something.
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"Into the Desert"
Here is a single 25 second exposure of me looking into the center of our galaxy. I put on a 10 second timer and ran to the center of these 2 large cactus's. The large glow on the horizon is from the moon.
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Manning the telescope at SkyBar tonight. This photo was taken with my iPhone through an eyepiece of our 14" Meade LX200.
Draconid Meteor Shower 2013 Panoramic
The Draconid Meteor shower this year wasn't such a bad one in Tucson, Arizona. The skies cleared up and gave me a good show of some shooting stars and deep space objects. I outlined the Draco constellation which was the radiant for the Meteor shower and pointed
Venus, Crecscent Moon, and Saturn
A wonderful prelude to last night's Draconid Meteor Shower appeared in the west just after sunset yesterday in Tucson. We've got venus shining on the left, a waxing crescent moon in the center, and saturn below it to the right near the horizon. I was worried the cl
I'm up for Photographer of the Year in the RAWards! Please do me a favor and vote for me when you have a minute! You will need to do a quick registration so they know you aren't a robot. Voting ends at midnight. It's greatly appreciated!
The Draconids Meteor Shower was short lived in Tucson tonight as we only had about 70 minutes of clear skies to the north. Fortunately, I was still able to capture a few during my timelapse sequence! I picked out 5 frames that had meteors in them and composed them into a single ima
iPhone snap from today's sunset out in Saguaro NP West
Milkyway Rising over The Watchman
Here is a photo of the milky way rising over The Watchman in Zion National Park, Utah. The prominent mountain is being lit up by the city lights of nearby city of Springdale. This is a frame from a motion controlled time-lapse which can be viewed on my Instagram &
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