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Last Saturday a friend and I went up to Yosemite to photograph the Night Sky because the Moon was rising in the wee hours of the night we’d have several hours of dark sky to photograph the Milky Way.
This is just one view of the sky that I made.

I love how many more stars one is able to see up here in comparison to the city I live in; where far fewer stars are seen due to light pollution.

I adore city life and all it’s conveniences, but I need the country and high mountains for the serenity, beauty, and dark skies. I hope we as a people in this country can appreciate the stars enough to save some land/parks for dark skies because seeing so many stars is amazing, wondrous, and so inspiring that a special kind of person has the drive and adventurous spirit to travel among them no matter what the risk! If I had the math skills required for space travel I’d be there in a nano second!

Nikon Df| Nikkor AF-S 17-35mm| Tripod| Cable Release…before I broke it-SIGH!| Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film| Developed in Photoshop CS6



  1. amazing!

  2. Wow! Amazing shot!

  3. Enjoyed the words and the photograph.

  4. Great composition! Whenever I travel to the island of Lanai, I am always amazed at how clear the night sky is there. I did take a few shots on my last trip, but my skills as an astrophotographer suck. Your shots are always impressive!!

    • Thank you so much for the lovely compliment and comment Wayne! I hope to get your way to see the stars from there one day.

  5. Really nice shot! I want to find a nice cave like that 🙂

  6. OH, pretty pretty pretty! This one might be my favorite…
    I have heard that there are “dark parks” for just this purpose. Although I live 50 miles from Chicago our skies are pretty lit up at night nowadays.

  7. We need to save it all. Dark skies are a balm to the soul. I live in the boonies, so our back yard is fairly dark each night but boy you were in the pitch dark out there! Way to go, love your photo!

  8. Wow! Breathtaking shot!!!!

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