Sunsets are among my favorite views. This particular sunset,
at Fremont Peak
State Park, preceeded a star party
At sunset, we thought that our star party would be clouded out, so I made the best of a disappointing situation by capturing the beautiful sunset.
Fortunately, shortly after sunset, the clouds lifted and it was a beautiful, clear night. The best of both worlds!
My favorite shot from that evening is this close-up of a couple of clouds.
|Another surprising shot came from another star party, the 1996 PAS Yosemite trip. I got caught in a thunderstorm at Glacier Point, and made a heroic attempt to capture lightning using Velvia and several neutral density filters to lengthen the exposure time. I never did catch any lightning (the slowest I could manage was about a 2-second shutter speed), but the long exposures produced fantastic colors in the cloud images.|
|This rock formation in Castle Valley, northeast of Moab, UT, is called "Priest and Nuns".|
|Here's another scenic from the same area, along the Colorado northeast of Moab.|
|Here's the view from the top of Moab Rim, looking southwest toward the Colorado. The spires on the horizon are Canyonlands National Park.|
|The desert south of Sedona, AZ is also beautiful, full of red-rock cliffs.|
|The Colorado river as it leaves Lake Powell, near Page, AZ.|
|This ruined shack stands on the slickrock southwest of Page.|
|We passed through Durango just in time to see the aspens turn.|
|In the fall of '96, the tree outside my house surprised me with a beautiful array of colors.|
|Ragged tree clinging to the granite at Sentinel Dome.|
|Solitary pine at Yosemite.|
|Vista from Grey Whale Trail above Montara.|
|Vista south from Pt Reyes.|