The Milky Way makes a dramatic background for the West Quoddy Head lighthouse tower in Lubec, Maine. The "wagon wheel" effect is visible to the naked eye and is caused by the astragals in the design of the tower cap, much like the lighthouse at Marshall Point.
This surreal image is comprised of many different photographs all shot at night: the foreground image of the shack, ground, and trees; the Milky Way, clouds and an impressive amount of green airglow; and a star trails composite of 100 frames.
The Milky Way galaxy makes a dramatic background for Corona Arch, located in Bootlegger Canyon just outside of Moab, Utah. The opening of Corona Arch is 140 feet tall and 105 feet wide. During this photography workshop the arch was lit with an orange LED to match the surrounding landscape. There was quite a bit of airglow in the sky this evening. This image is a blend of a single 5 minute exposure for the foreground and 117 frames of a time lapse for the Milky Way and star trails.
The Northern Lights make a surprise appearance on the beach at Lily Bay State Park, Moosehead Lake Maine. The foreground was lit with an LED. This is one frame from a time lapse that will be included in my upcoming short film Shot In The Dark.
This is a 7 image vertical panorama of a local spot in Maine where the late Summer Milky Way makes a dramatic background for a small shack where a cell tower emits a red light over the landscape throughout the night.
The intense aurora flare up on September 12 at 8:38 PM 2014 in central Maine on the unused Unity train tracks. No color saturation needed, Mother Nature provided a brilliant display of lights. This is one frame from a time lapse that will be featured in my upcoming short film Shot In The Dark.
A silhouette of my good friend and fellow astrophotographer Garrett Evans as he shoots the night sky under the Deer Isle-Sedgwick bridge in Maine. This image is a blend of 2 photos, one consisting of the foreground silhouette and the other for the Milky Way.
Nikon D600 & 14-24 @ 24mm
f/2.8 - 25 secs - ISO 1250
Nikon D600 & 14-24 @ 14mm
f/2.8 - 30 secs - ISO 4000
This image consists of 80 frames of star trails and one frame of the Milky Way blended together to emphasize the motion of the night sky at Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah. Learn how to capture and process images like this during my Night Sky Utah Workshops in May 2015: http://miketaylorphoto.smugmug.com/Workshops/2015-Dates-Locations