Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

No, Cumberland Falls And Victoria Falls Are Not The Only Waterfalls Where You Can See Moonbows!

Night Photo of Moonbow at Rainbow Falls on Horsepasture River

Just saw this article from Newser. Got it from a link on USA Today. Don’t know anything about Newser, but I have to say I’m disappointed in USDA Today for linking to garbage. Are there no fact checkers left? So, the article claims that moonbows are reliably visible at only two places in the world: Cumberland Read more... you know you want to.

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Amazing Waterfall Discoveries!

In two months, my new North Carolina Waterfalls book will be out and everyone can finally see all the discoveries I’ve made since the last edition. I’ve been revealing a few of them periodically, but I’ve held back on the most amazing ones until now. I’m going to reveal the four most exciting discoveries I Read more... you know you want to.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

The Last Great Epic Adventure In North Carolina

My friends love to use the word “epic” around me because they know I hate it. Everywhere I turn, I see the word used to describe this photo or that hike. It makes me cringe. I’ve seen a few epic photos—the Wright brothers’ first flight, Armstrong on the Moon, the napalm girl, and my favorite, Read more... you know you want to.

Friday, March 13th, 2015

More Wild Photo Night Adventures!

As I mentioned in a recent post, I’m honored to have been a guest photographer on six episodes of Doug Gardner’s wildly popular Wild Photo Adventures TV show over the past five years. One of the shows, which is about night photography, is in the current season and hasn't been available to view online until now. Watch Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Wild Photo Night Adventures!

I’m honored to have been a guest photographer on six episodes of Doug Gardner’s wildly popular Wild Photo Adventures TV show over the past five years. Two of those episodes include night photography. You can watch one of them below. The second one is part of the current season and won’t be available to watch Read more... you know you want to.

Monday, November 24th, 2014

The Wonderful World Of Camera Flash, Flashlights, And Gel Filters

Light painted waterfall

You’re going to have to humor me with this one, folks. I tend to get a little carried away with gel filters. There’s something about all those colors that makes me all tingly inside. For those of you who just want the CliffsNotes version, here you go (Drew Eschbacher, this is for you): Gel filter make photo Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

A Night At A Waterfall

When you get a good night at a photo subject, it makes sense to shoot it in as many ways as possible. That’s especially true for some of the waterfalls that I hike to. When the subject is miles away from the nearest road, it’s not like I can just pop over any time I Read more... you know you want to.

Friday, August 29th, 2014

North Carolina Waterfalls Facebook Page

Light painting at waterfall

As some of you know, I am presently working on a complete revision to my North Carolina Waterfalls book. The new edition will contain some 800 waterfalls and will have color photos throughout. (What a concept—color photos!) The new book won’t be out until fall of next year, but in the meantime, I am sharing my Read more... you know you want to.

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Analyzing Star Trails, Part Three: Color And Intensity

Night Waterfall-Star Trails-Light Painting

In Part One, we explored the curvatures of star trails. Part Two dealt with the length of the trails. Here, we’ll talk about the color of star trails and how to record the most streaks. Why are my star trails different colors? It’s a good question. I mean, shouldn’t the stars all be white, just as Read more... you know you want to.

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

With Night Photography, What You See Is Not What You Get

A painter is an artist who starts with a blank white canvas. A night photographer is an artist who starts with a blank black canvas. Fireflies and star trails shine in the sky above a cabin in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Night photography is different from shooting in the daytime in many ways. Of course, the Read more... you know you want to.