Cosmic Arrival
Cosmic Arrival

The first clear night of Milky Way shooting in 2017. In this shot, the moon rises as its luminance is surrounded by the arch of our home galaxy.

California Meteor
California Meteor

A rare and bright meteor falls into the frame of a long exposure photograph in the Santa Barbara, California mountains. The multicolored tail denotes a strong and fiery meteor. The earthbound object lit up the ground, and left a strong smoke trail in it's wake.

Lagoon Nebula
Lagoon Nebula

Messier Object #8, The Lagoon Nebula lies near the core of the Milky Way in the Northern Hemisphere's summer skies. Taken through a 5" F4 Newtonian Telescope

Lonely Nights
Lonely Nights

The practice of astrophotography can be a lonely, cold, frustrating, enlightening and beautiful experience.

Backcountry Heat
Backcountry Heat

2 Crazy people brave the heat of Summer in the Mojave Desert. Even at an elevation of 3,500 ft in the Kingston Mountains, the temperature was 108 F at 2:30 AM.

Celestial Self Portrait
Celestial Self Portrait

A portrait of the photographer, looking in awe at the rising Milky Way. Taken in the center of Soda Lake, California.

85mm
85mm

This 30 second exposure was taken using a star tracking motor and an 85mm lens to offer a deeper view into the core of the Milky Way.

Manchester Stars
Manchester Stars

Looking up through the pines in Manchester, California. The Andromeda Galaxy (Messier 31, NGC 224) can be seen on the right center.

Path To The Stars
Path To The Stars

A birdwatching path serves as transport to a further destination.

Desert Saber
Desert Saber

The Core of the Milky Way rises above the salt floor of Soda Lake, a salt lake in Central California.

Over The Fog Ocean
Over The Fog Ocean

The Milky Way lumbers across a sea of fog above Santa Barbara, California.

Nocturnal Rainbow
Nocturnal Rainbow

The full length of the Milky Way can be seen stretching across the night sky in this 32 image mosaic. The fog rushes over the mountains and down to Santa Barbara, California at bottom right.

Gaviota
Gaviota

This composite image consists of a 7 minute exposure of the night sky using a star tracking motor, and a 4 minute exposure of the foreground. The 2 images were blended in Photoshop to capture the scene with as little signal noise as possible.

Tree Of Life
Tree Of Life

A branch planted in the salt floor of Soda Lake, California stands in stark opposition to its barren surroundings.

Skull Rock
Skull Rock

The Milky Way stretches behind Skull Rock, a famous rock formation located in Joshua Tree National Park, California.

Shipwrecked
Shipwrecked

A wayward vessel rests on the shores of Bodega Bay, California. The captain was later found to be intoxicated.

Star Slash
Star Slash

The core of the milky way becomes extremely bright with the use of a star tracking motor, which allows for longer exposures of the night sky.

Cosmic Arrival
California Meteor
Lagoon Nebula
Lonely Nights
Backcountry Heat
Celestial Self Portrait
85mm
Manchester Stars
Path To The Stars
Desert Saber
Over The Fog Ocean
Nocturnal Rainbow
Gaviota
Tree Of Life
Skull Rock
Shipwrecked
Star Slash
Cosmic Arrival

The first clear night of Milky Way shooting in 2017. In this shot, the moon rises as its luminance is surrounded by the arch of our home galaxy.

California Meteor

A rare and bright meteor falls into the frame of a long exposure photograph in the Santa Barbara, California mountains. The multicolored tail denotes a strong and fiery meteor. The earthbound object lit up the ground, and left a strong smoke trail in it's wake.

Lagoon Nebula

Messier Object #8, The Lagoon Nebula lies near the core of the Milky Way in the Northern Hemisphere's summer skies. Taken through a 5" F4 Newtonian Telescope

Lonely Nights

The practice of astrophotography can be a lonely, cold, frustrating, enlightening and beautiful experience.

Backcountry Heat

2 Crazy people brave the heat of Summer in the Mojave Desert. Even at an elevation of 3,500 ft in the Kingston Mountains, the temperature was 108 F at 2:30 AM.

Celestial Self Portrait

A portrait of the photographer, looking in awe at the rising Milky Way. Taken in the center of Soda Lake, California.

85mm

This 30 second exposure was taken using a star tracking motor and an 85mm lens to offer a deeper view into the core of the Milky Way.

Manchester Stars

Looking up through the pines in Manchester, California. The Andromeda Galaxy (Messier 31, NGC 224) can be seen on the right center.

Path To The Stars

A birdwatching path serves as transport to a further destination.

Desert Saber

The Core of the Milky Way rises above the salt floor of Soda Lake, a salt lake in Central California.

Over The Fog Ocean

The Milky Way lumbers across a sea of fog above Santa Barbara, California.

Nocturnal Rainbow

The full length of the Milky Way can be seen stretching across the night sky in this 32 image mosaic. The fog rushes over the mountains and down to Santa Barbara, California at bottom right.

Gaviota

This composite image consists of a 7 minute exposure of the night sky using a star tracking motor, and a 4 minute exposure of the foreground. The 2 images were blended in Photoshop to capture the scene with as little signal noise as possible.

Tree Of Life

A branch planted in the salt floor of Soda Lake, California stands in stark opposition to its barren surroundings.

Skull Rock

The Milky Way stretches behind Skull Rock, a famous rock formation located in Joshua Tree National Park, California.

Shipwrecked

A wayward vessel rests on the shores of Bodega Bay, California. The captain was later found to be intoxicated.

Star Slash

The core of the milky way becomes extremely bright with the use of a star tracking motor, which allows for longer exposures of the night sky.

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