12 Favorite Photos from 2015

January

Pleiades and Comet Lovejoy

My interest in astrophotography in January of 2015 was beginning to hit a high note. I had gotten many of the technical aspects and understandings of the process down, and shortly thereafter, Comet Lovejoy made a pass right by the Pleiades. I was able to capture the shot exactly as I hoped, and was thrilled with the result.… Keep reading...

Teton Nights Time-Lapse Video

In our ongoing effort to get Dark Sky Certification for both Jackson, Wyoming and Grand Teton National Park, the idea was thrown out to create a short time-lapse video highlighting Grand Teton National Park’s night skies. Here is the result: Teton Nights.

Since my return from Utah, I haven’t been able to shoot too many new time-lapses, but I was able to get a pretty good amount of new work to combine with some of my older time-lapses, all of which were shot within Grand Teton National Park’s boundaries.… Keep reading...

The Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower

Eta-Aquariid Meteor

The annual Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower peaks every year in early May and is the result of the debris field left over from Haley’s Comet. While it’s best viewed in the southern hemisphere, the northern hemisphere can catch some fireworks from it too on the morning of the peak. Though the shower is quiet with infrequent meteors for the northern hemisphere, it’s still known for displaying fantastic fireballs in the sky.… Keep reading...

Northern Lights Over the Teton Mountains

Northern Lights and Meteor

There’s been a lot more activity in the northern lights lately over Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Grand Teton National Park. Many believed the peak of the solar cycle was going to hit last year, which turned out to be a relatively quiet year. With all the activity lately however, some are beginning to question whether we might be hitting the peak now, later than expected.… Keep reading...

Twelve Favorite Photos from 2014 and a Short Documentary

January

Bull Elk Silhouette on Ridge

I had no idea just how much my life would be shaken up through 2014. It all started much the same way as 2013. I was frequently showshoeing up Blacktail Butte in the frigid dead of winter to see what new tracks awaited me, and if any critters would be out while I was.… Keep reading...

Preserving the Dark Skies of Jackson Hole

I recently completed work on my first film, Reclaiming the Night: Preserving the Dark Skies of Jackson Hole. The short film, at just over 12 minutes, discusses the issue of light pollution, how it negatively affects Jackson Hole and beyond, the vast amount of wasted energy spent on it, and how Jackson Hole can benefit exponentially from embracing the night skies, a high priority in the Comprehensive Plan.… Keep reading...