Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Saying Goodbye To Old Friends & Exploring New Frontiers

Orionid Meteor-Big Dipper-Venus-Blue Ridge Parkway-North Carolina

Note: I shot every image in this post from the same location. In this recent galactic post, I talked about exploring those “one of these days” places that we all drive by on the way to somewhere else. Well, now I want to talk a little bit about those “somewhere else” places that we’re always on Read more... you know you want to.

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Lucky Sunrise

Blue Ridge Parkway sunrise

If you’ve seen me give a night-photography program, you know I’m a big proponent of being prepared. Indeed, with night photography, that’s the name of the game. You don’t just walk around at night with a camera looking for photos. You go out with the shot already in your head and you create it. With sunrise Read more... you know you want to.

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Light Pollution & Pukey Photos

Cloudy night sky

Light pollution is the bane of night-sky photographers. We drive miles to get away from it so we can photography the sky in all its natural glory. I’ve never had anyone look at any of the photos I’ve attempted under light-polluted skies tell me how much they love the pukey brown and yellow color casts. Read more... you know you want to.

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Nightly Night Photo – Foggy Car Light Streaks

Foggy night view of road in Asheville, North Carolina

I need a bumper sticker that says, “I brake for overpasses.” When I’m shooting in a city, overpasses are my friends. They give me an elevated view not only of the highway, but often, also of the city skyline. So when I scout a city for good photo ops, I try to locate as many bridges Read more... you know you want to.

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Nightly Night Photo – Foggy Twilight on Fontana Lake

Foggy twilight on Fontana Lake in North Carolina

The magic light of twilight is not restricted to clear skies. Even when it’s cloudy or foggy, as in this photo, you can still get that sweet light. However, if the cloud cover is very thick, it won’t be as noticeable. The cool thing about cloudy twilight shooting is that the clouds act like a giant Read more... you know you want to.