Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Milky Way Photography Workshop

Milky Way Reflection and meteor at Topaz Lake on the California/Nevada border, 2013
The best time to view the Milky Way in the Northern Hemisphere is close to the Summer solstice June 21, which is coming up fast. My best workshops for capturing the Milky Way will be June 14 and June 29 in Bodie State Historic Park:

I still have a couple of spaces left in each session. The June 29 date may be the better of the two for Milky Way shots, since The moon rises late, so we'll shoot mostly under a dark starry night sky.  As an added bonus, fellow astrophotographer Steven Christenson will be co-leading this one.  We've both won awards for our photography in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest conducted by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich in London (the observatory is home of GMT, Greenwich Mean Time, and all GPS coordinates in the world are defined relative to their site).  June 29 is also the same date as the Google+ 2 year anniversary photowalks, so we may offer a free photowalk in the eastern Sierra earlier that day.  Contact me if you'd like to join us!

Milky Way Reflecting, and Eta Aquarid Meteor?Milky WayStargazing - Winning Image, People and Space CategoryPerseid Meteor Over Bristlecone PineSummer Milky WayMilky Way Over Big Sur
Meteor and Milky Way Over Banner PeakMilky Way Over The Sierra CrestMilky Way Over SoyamajeMilky Way Over Bristlecone PineMilky Way Over Mine RuinsStars Over Star Dust
Arch and StarsAlien TerrainMilky Way Over Mono LakeMilky Way Over Mono Lake Tufa 4Milky Way and Mono Lake Tufa Light PaintingMilky Way and Light Painting Mono Lake Tufa
Other WorldlyMilky Way Over Sawtooth RidgeMeteor and Milky Way over the Sierra NevadaPerseid Meteors over Bristlecone PinesLife From the StarsMeteor Over the Salt Flats
Milky Way, a set on Flickr.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Bodie Foundation 2014 Calendar, Winning Shot!

Congratulations +Maximilian Laue on your contest-winning shot from our night photography workshop at Bodie last year!
I can't wait to see it on the 2014 Bodie Foundation calendar!

I can't seem to blog your photo provide a URL directly to it, but I can link to my share of it:

I'm also thrilled to hear that you can join us again this year, on the dual night/morning sessions Oct 12/13 added today:

June 29th night
August 9th night
August 24 night
Oct 12 night + Oct 13 dawn/interior

Starry Night Over BodieStar Trails over Bodie ChurchStorm Light at Bodie State Historic ParkGolden Hour at BodieResoluteBroadcasting Knowledge
Sunset and Old Farm TruckGoing Nowhere FastBodie FirehouseBodie ReflectionStorm Threatening No OneBig Wheel
Let There Be Light!Bug EyesBodie Car Black and WhiteOut to PastureOld Cars in BodieBodie Downtown
Standard Mill & Mine, BodieBodie General Store and Stamp MillStandard Mill & Mine InsideBig WheelInside OutsideBodie Days
Bodie State Historic Park, a set on Flickr.