- Desert View Watchtower – South rim lookint across to the North Rim (I wonder what are those lights across the Canyon?)
- Who is Spencer Goad? THE Spencer Goad?
From the Department of Interior’s Facebook page:
America’s first national monument, Devils Tower is a geologic feature that protrudes out of the rolling prairie in Wyoming. David Lane captured this amazing 16-image panorama of the monument illuminated by the Milky Way and green airglow. Of visiting Devils Tower, David says: “From ancient stories of the Pleiades taking refuge at the top to the generations of Native Americas that held it sacred, it had a deep sense of age and a stoic nature that impressed me. It’s so unexpected, so large in person, so steeped in traditions.”
Dave Lane Astrophotography seems to have this photographing of the night sky down really well.
Capturing stars and fireflies in the same shot takes some great skill and planning in a photographer.
From his Twitter feed:
Does the name, “Mosquito Creek,” discourage people from visiting? See what they miss.
This is why experienced Scouts, the better Scouts, don’t use their flashlights at night.
No one wants to miss this light show.
One can get similar views all across northern New Mexico, of course.
Making those nice photographs of the Milky Way and stars isn’t so easy as it looks.
I made my most successful efforts on our recent swing through Colorado, New Mexico and West Texas. Here’s a shot I got that almost shows the Milky Way, probably has Polaris in it, and because it was a timed exposure, also captured star movement and an airplane flying overhead. Photo was taken from the Army Corps of Engineers campground at Abiquiu Reservoir, a few miles from Georgia O’Keefe’s home.