Light Pollution from Town Obscuring Milky Way

Light Pollution and the Milky Way Galaxy

Light Pollution from Town Obscuring Milky Way

Every now and then, the northern lights make an appearance over Jackson Hole, Wyoming. On one such occasion, I was temporarily living in the town of Jackson instead my current home in Kelly, Wyoming, which discretely occupies a small southern corner of Grand Teton National Park. Realizing I hadn’t yet photographed the auroras from the nearby National Elk Refuge, I drove over shortly after dark to begin photographing them.… Keep reading...

Milky Way Reflected in String Lake

Milky Way Above String Lake

Milky Way Reflected in String Lake
The Milky Way Galaxy rising above String Lake as the clear waters reflect the surrounding stars. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

The summer of 2022 was quite a memorable one. In hiking over 700 miles, primarily in Grand Teton National Park, I spent the summer fulfilling a dream that still has yet to be realized.… Keep reading...

Milky Way over Moulton Barn

Best Spots in Grand Teton National Park for Night Photography

The Milky Way Galaxy stretching over the Moulton Barn on Mormon Row in Jackson Hole. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park is filled with amazing sites and all kinds of incredible outdoor places to explore. Much less frequented though are its phenomenal night skies! If you’re looking to do some night photography in the park and aren’t sure where to start, this guide will help you find some perfect locations.… Keep reading...

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...

Eta-Aquariid Meteor

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...