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"Tidal Creek"
This small creek coming from the East River pool eventually gets larger and meets the Wakulla and St. Marks River at the Gulf Of Mexico down by the St. Marks Lighthouse. The camera is sitting on a small patch of the 1,400 mile Florida Trail and is looking south towards the lighthouse and Gulf of Mexico. I'm amazed at the beauty we have here in Wakulla County and the eastern portion of the Forgotten Coast of Florida. Thanks James for the great idea for a camera location. We even got a small view of Wakulla home game.
Canon 6D
Rokinon 24mm 
f/2.0
I SO 8000
10 second single exposure 
13 second interval using @syrp_

#floridatrail #vistwakulla #visitflorida #lovefl #sharealittlesunshine #best_timelapse #astro_photography #astrography_ #astro_photography_ #nakedplanetearth #floridaexplored #bestnightpics #nightskyphotography #astrophoto #amazingearth #darkskyshots #ig_nightphotography #ig_astrophotography #longexposure #amazing_longexpo #milkywaygalaxy #milkywayhunting #milkywaychasers #canonbringit  #florida #milkyway #floridasky #naturesophotogenic #night_excl #roamflorida
"Tidal Creek" This small creek coming from the East River pool eventually gets larger and meets the Wakulla and St. Marks River at the Gulf Of Mexico down by the St. Marks Lighthouse. The camera is sitting on a small patch of the 1,400 mile Florida Trail and is looking south towards the lighthouse and Gulf of Mexico. I'm amazed at the beauty we have here in Wakulla County and the eastern portion of the Forgotten Coast of Florida. Thanks James for the great idea for a camera location. We even got a small view of Wakulla home game. Canon 6D Rokinon 24mm f/2.0 I SO 8000 10 second single exposure 13 second interval using @syrp_ #floridatrail  #vistwakulla  #visitflorida  #lovefl  #sharealittlesunshine  #best_timelapse  #astro_photography  #astrography_  #astro_photography_  #nakedplanetearth  #floridaexplored  #bestnightpics  #nightskyphotography  #astrophoto  #amazingearth  #darkskyshots  #ig_nightphotography  #ig_astrophotography  #longexposure  #amazing_longexpo  #milkywaygalaxy  #milkywayhunting  #milkywaychasers  #canonbringit  #florida  #milkyway  #floridasky  #naturesophotogenic  #night_excl  #roamflorida 
I'm sorry for the delay in posting. Due to Hurricane Irma, I had to leave my home for work and deploy to south Florida. I'm now home and of course one of the first things I do is head out and look for stars. "Bioluminescence Surprise"
I have thought of this composition for a while and finally got it setup (with some haste) but the amazing part was the bioluminescence that was all over. I have never experienced this and while completely dark looking at the water was like moon reflections but without the moon. The fish and sea life must have been amazed as well because they were active causing the water glow as they jump and swim. I hope you enjoy!!
Canon 6D
@rokinon 24mm 
f/2.0
ISO 6400 
10 sec exposure
13 second interval using @syrp_ Genie Mini

#timelapse #vistwakulla #visitflorida #lovefl #sharealittlesunshine #best_timelapse #astro_photography #astrography_ #astro_photography_ #nakedplanetearth #beach #bestnightpics #nightskyphotography #astrophoto #amazingearth #darkskyshots #ig_nightphotography #ig_astrophotography #longexposure #amazing_longexpo #milkywaygalaxy #milkywayhunting #milkywaychasers #canonbringit  #florida #milkyway #floridasky #naturesophotogenic #night_excl #roamflorida
I'm sorry for the delay in posting. Due to Hurricane Irma, I had to leave my home for work and deploy to south Florida. I'm now home and of course one of the first things I do is head out and look for stars. "Bioluminescence Surprise" I have thought of this composition for a while and finally got it setup (with some haste) but the amazing part was the bioluminescence that was all over. I have never experienced this and while completely dark looking at the water was like moon reflections but without the moon. The fish and sea life must have been amazed as well because they were active causing the water glow as they jump and swim. I hope you enjoy!! Canon 6D @rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 6400 10 sec exposure 13 second interval using @syrp_ Genie Mini #timelapse  #vistwakulla  #visitflorida  #lovefl  #sharealittlesunshine  #best_timelapse  #astro_photography  #astrography_  #astro_photography_  #nakedplanetearth  #beach  #bestnightpics  #nightskyphotography  #astrophoto  #amazingearth  #darkskyshots  #ig_nightphotography  #ig_astrophotography  #longexposure  #amazing_longexpo  #milkywaygalaxy  #milkywayhunting  #milkywaychasers  #canonbringit  #florida  #milkyway  #floridasky  #naturesophotogenic  #night_excl  #roamflorida 
"Stars of the San Juans"
I know most of you saw one or all  three of my time lapse videos photographed this past summer in the San Juans but I was bored and in between Hurricane preparedness, I put them to some music and edited them down a little. I named them like the calendar I shot for. I sure wish I was there and not in Florida right now. Anyway, I really hope you enjoy it as much as I did photographing them!!
@canonusa 6D
@rokinon 24mm 
f/2.0 
@syrp_ Genie Mini 
@vanguardoutdoors Alta Pro tripod
@visitcolorado #sanjuanmountains #silverton #redmountainpass #optoutside #milkywayhunting #milkywaychasers #hikingculture #coloradoactivities #nightshooters #nightlife #colorado #coloradotography #ouray #silvertoncolorado #bestnightpics #cityscape #starglow #coloradolive #coloradomountains #milkywaygalaxy #nasa #outdoors #ouray #milliondollarhighway #timelapse #coloradolife #coloradoart #visittelluride #sanjuanmtnguides #sanjuanmtns #ouray_co
"Stars of the San Juans" I know most of you saw one or all three of my time lapse videos photographed this past summer in the San Juans but I was bored and in between Hurricane preparedness, I put them to some music and edited them down a little. I named them like the calendar I shot for. I sure wish I was there and not in Florida right now. Anyway, I really hope you enjoy it as much as I did photographing them!! @canonusa 6D @rokinon 24mm f/2.0 @syrp_ Genie Mini @vanguardoutdoors Alta Pro tripod @visitcolorado #sanjuanmountains  #silverton  #redmountainpass  #optoutside  #milkywayhunting  #milkywaychasers  #hikingculture  #coloradoactivities  #nightshooters  #nightlife  #colorado  #coloradotography  #ouray  #silvertoncolorado  #bestnightpics  #cityscape  #starglow  #coloradolive  #coloradomountains  #milkywaygalaxy  #nasa  #outdoors  #ouray  #milliondollarhighway  #timelapse  #coloradolife  #coloradoart  #visittelluride  #sanjuanmtnguides  #sanjuanmtns  #ouray_co 
"Coastal Pines"
These trees are so different than those in the western U.S. but are amazing in their own way. They can live in such sandy, salty soil and grow to amazing heights even when we get tropical storm and hurricane force winds. This is just an amazing view of our trees on the Forgotten Coast silhouetted by the Stars and Galaxies. 
Sony a7rii 
Zeiss Batis 25mm
f/2.0
ISO 8000 
13 second single exposure
@vanguardworld Alta Pro Tripod 
#fantastic_universe #nightshooters #universetoday #natgeospace #getoutdoors #milkywaygalaxy #milkywayhunting #milkywayphoto #milkywayphotography #zeissbatis #newmilkyway #longexposure #amazingearth #nightshooters #nightimages #nightpics #amazing_longexpo #astro_photography #astro_photography #astro_photography_ #milkywaygalaxy #zeiss #milkywaychasers #visitflorida #lovefl #wildflorida #forgottencoastfl #sonyalpha #wildfloridaoutdoors #roamflorida
"Coastal Pines" These trees are so different than those in the western U.S. but are amazing in their own way. They can live in such sandy, salty soil and grow to amazing heights even when we get tropical storm and hurricane force winds. This is just an amazing view of our trees on the Forgotten Coast silhouetted by the Stars and Galaxies. Sony a7rii Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2.0 ISO 8000 13 second single exposure @vanguardworld Alta Pro Tripod #fantastic_universe  #nightshooters  #universetoday  #natgeospace  #getoutdoors  #milkywaygalaxy  #milkywayhunting  #milkywayphoto  #milkywayphotography  #zeissbatis  #newmilkyway  #longexposure  #amazingearth  #nightshooters  #nightimages  #nightpics  #amazing_longexpo  #astro_photography  #astro_photography  #astro_photography_  #milkywaygalaxy  #zeiss  #milkywaychasers  #visitflorida  #lovefl  #wildflorida  #forgottencoastfl  #sonyalpha  #wildfloridaoutdoors  #roamflorida 
"Blaine Basin"
Mount Sneffels is one of those majestic mountains that is often photographed, painted and dreamed of. This night I was able to camp just outside of Blaine Basin and under the shadow of this great mountain. It was definitely a hike to get up there with all my equipment but totally worth it and wish I was there now. The San Juan Mountains are one beautiful place!
Sony a7rii
Rokinon 24mm
f/2.0
ISO 8000
13 second single exposure 
Vanguard Photo Alta Pro Tripod

@visitcolorado #sanjuanmountains #hiking #coloradoshared #optoutside #milkywayhunting #milkywaychasers #hikingculture #coloradoactivities #nightshooters #nightlife #colorado #coloradotography #ouray #visittelluride #bestnightpics #ridgwaycolorado #starglow #coloradolife #coloradomountains #milkywaygalaxy #coloradomountains #coloradoshared #ouray #visitmontrose #coloradolive #coloradotography
"Blaine Basin" Mount Sneffels is one of those majestic mountains that is often photographed, painted and dreamed of. This night I was able to camp just outside of Blaine Basin and under the shadow of this great mountain. It was definitely a hike to get up there with all my equipment but totally worth it and wish I was there now. The San Juan Mountains are one beautiful place! Sony a7rii Rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 8000 13 second single exposure Vanguard Photo Alta Pro Tripod @visitcolorado #sanjuanmountains  #hiking  #coloradoshared  #optoutside  #milkywayhunting  #milkywaychasers  #hikingculture  #coloradoactivities  #nightshooters  #nightlife  #colorado  #coloradotography  #ouray  #visittelluride  #bestnightpics  #ridgwaycolorado  #starglow  #coloradolife  #coloradomountains  #milkywaygalaxy  #coloradomountains  #coloradoshared  #ouray  #visitmontrose  #coloradolive  #coloradotography 
"Best Friends
When this guy came into my life sometime in the early 80's we became inseparable. It's amazing how you look at your childhood friends.  It wasn't until we both joined the military and went are separate ways in this world did we not see each other. But earlier this month and 30+ years later with kids , wives and responsibilities do we find the time to hang out again. What's even better we did it in our home town of Montrose. I sure enjoyed the hike and showing my hobbies to an old friend. 
@sonyalpha a7rii
@rokinon 24mm
f/2.0
I SO 8000
13 second single exposure 
@vanguardoutdoors Alta Pro tripod

@visitcolorado #sanjuanmountains #hiking #coloradoshared #optoutside #milkywayhunting #milkywaychasers #hikingculture #coloradoactivities #nightshooters #nightlife #colorado #coloradotography #ouray #visittelluride #bestnightpics #ridgwaycolorado #starglow #coloradolife #coloradomountains #milkywaygalaxy #nasa #coloradoshared #ouray #visitmontrose #coloradolive #bestfriend
"Best Friends When this guy came into my life sometime in the early 80's we became inseparable. It's amazing how you look at your childhood friends. It wasn't until we both joined the military and went are separate ways in this world did we not see each other. But earlier this month and 30+ years later with kids , wives and responsibilities do we find the time to hang out again. What's even better we did it in our home town of Montrose. I sure enjoyed the hike and showing my hobbies to an old friend. @sonyalpha a7rii @rokinon 24mm f/2.0 I SO 8000 13 second single exposure @vanguardoutdoors Alta Pro tripod @visitcolorado #sanjuanmountains  #hiking  #coloradoshared  #optoutside  #milkywayhunting  #milkywaychasers  #hikingculture  #coloradoactivities  #nightshooters  #nightlife  #colorado  #coloradotography  #ouray  #visittelluride  #bestnightpics  #ridgwaycolorado  #starglow  #coloradolife  #coloradomountains  #milkywaygalaxy  #nasa  #coloradoshared  #ouray  #visitmontrose  #coloradolive  #bestfriend 
Last night 08/26/2017, we had a quite the storm system pass by St. George Island, Florida. My friends and I watched several weather apps that were showing clear skies by 9pm but we were deceived and got down to the island and instead of stars and clear skies we were excited to have lots of lightning strikes some that were a little uncomfortably close. It was a fun night out on this special island. Thanks to @reelfinaddict , @jd_photography1 , and @bdrn for putting up with a little rain and crazy light show, what a fun time!
Canon 6d
Rokinon 24mm 
f/ 2.0
ISO 8000
10 second exposures 13 second interval  @syrp_ Genie Mini. @vanguardworld Alta Pro tripod 
#naturesophotogenic
#naturesfury #thunder #thunderstorm #lightning #storm #noaa #weather #weatherchannel #forgottencoast #visitflorida #roamflorida #sharealittlesunshine #stars #wind @noaa #itsamazingoutthere #cloudporn #sky #tempestchasers @wctv #tallahasseedemocrat #natgeo #floridaweather #stgeorgeisland #florida_greatshots #florida_online
Last night 08/26/2017, we had a quite the storm system pass by St. George Island, Florida. My friends and I watched several weather apps that were showing clear skies by 9pm but we were deceived and got down to the island and instead of stars and clear skies we were excited to have lots of lightning strikes some that were a little uncomfortably close. It was a fun night out on this special island. Thanks to @reelfinaddict , @jd_photography1 , and @bdrn for putting up with a little rain and crazy light show, what a fun time! Canon 6d Rokinon 24mm f/ 2.0 ISO 8000 10 second exposures 13 second interval @syrp_ Genie Mini. @vanguardworld Alta Pro tripod #naturesophotogenic  #naturesfury  #thunder  #thunderstorm  #lightning  #storm  #noaa  #weather  #weatherchannel  #forgottencoast  #visitflorida  #roamflorida  #sharealittlesunshine  #stars  #wind  @noaa #itsamazingoutthere  #cloudporn  #sky  #tempestchasers  @wctv #tallahasseedemocrat  #natgeo  #floridaweather  #stgeorgeisland  #florida_greatshots  #florida_online 
"Galactic Glow
While spending some time in the Colorado mountains and shooting the Milky Way, I was back at camp when I noticed the the faint light of the neighboring galaxy through the trees. I grabbed the camera and tripod and started shooting and the end result was this picture with the orange glow from a camp fire and the amazing Milky Way siloutting the pine trees. What a great night.
Sony a7rII
Rokinon 24mm 
f/2.0
ISO 8000
10 seconds

@visitcolorado #sanjuanmountains #hiking #coloradoshared #optoutside #milkywayhunting #milkywaychasers #hikingculture #coloradoactivities #nightshooters #nightlife #colorado #coloradotography #ouray #visittelluride #bestnightpics #ridgwaycolorado #starglow #coloradolife #coloradomountains #milkywaygalaxy #nasa #coloradolife #camping #visitmontrose #coloradolive #coloradotography
"Galactic Glow While spending some time in the Colorado mountains and shooting the Milky Way, I was back at camp when I noticed the the faint light of the neighboring galaxy through the trees. I grabbed the camera and tripod and started shooting and the end result was this picture with the orange glow from a camp fire and the amazing Milky Way siloutting the pine trees. What a great night. Sony a7rII Rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 8000 10 seconds @visitcolorado #sanjuanmountains  #hiking  #coloradoshared  #optoutside  #milkywayhunting  #milkywaychasers  #hikingculture  #coloradoactivities  #nightshooters  #nightlife  #colorado  #coloradotography  #ouray  #visittelluride  #bestnightpics  #ridgwaycolorado  #starglow  #coloradolife  #coloradomountains  #milkywaygalaxy  #nasa  #coloradolife  #camping  #visitmontrose  #coloradolive  #coloradotography 
"What a view"
I grew up at the foothills of Mt. Sneffels and saw this mountain and the San Juan Mountains every day and I took these mountains for granted. This 14,000-foot peak loomed over my little town and as an adult, it calls for my return but now that I live in Florida it's harder to go when called. I'm so glad we have the Trail & Ski Shop because it's a place that I can go and walk around and daydream of my next mountainous adventure. I purchased the #Marmot Catalyst 2P tent from Scott and was able to #hike it up to this 10,500-foot overlook so I can watch the stars glide by my favorite mountain. I can't wait to go back! Thanks @marmot and #trail and ski for helping me to keep the adventure going.
@sonyalpha a7rii
@rokinon 24mm
f/2.0
ISO 8000
13 second single exposure shot

@visitcolorado #sanjuanmountains #hiking #coloradoshared #optoutside #milkywayhunting #milkywaychasers #hikingculture #coloradoactivities #nightshooters #nightlife #colorado #coloradotography #ouray #visittelluride #bestnightpics #ridgwaycolorado #starglow #coloradolife #coloradomountains #milkywaygalaxy #nasa #coloradoshared #ouray #visitmontrose #coloradolive #yesmontrose
"What a view" I grew up at the foothills of Mt. Sneffels and saw this mountain and the San Juan Mountains every day and I took these mountains for granted. This 14,000-foot peak loomed over my little town and as an adult, it calls for my return but now that I live in Florida it's harder to go when called. I'm so glad we have the Trail & Ski Shop because it's a place that I can go and walk around and daydream of my next mountainous adventure. I purchased the #Marmot  Catalyst 2P tent from Scott and was able to #hike  it up to this 10,500-foot overlook so I can watch the stars glide by my favorite mountain. I can't wait to go back! Thanks @marmot and #trail  and ski for helping me to keep the adventure going. @sonyalpha a7rii @rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 8000 13 second single exposure shot @visitcolorado #sanjuanmountains  #hiking  #coloradoshared  #optoutside  #milkywayhunting  #milkywaychasers  #hikingculture  #coloradoactivities  #nightshooters  #nightlife  #colorado  #coloradotography  #ouray  #visittelluride  #bestnightpics  #ridgwaycolorado  #starglow  #coloradolife  #coloradomountains  #milkywaygalaxy  #nasa  #coloradoshared  #ouray  #visitmontrose  #coloradolive  #yesmontrose 
"Worth It"
I'm out in Colorado showing off some of my Stars of the San Juans photos and had an opportunity and clear skies to hike up to the Wilson Peak Overlook. It was quite an experience hiking almost 2000 feet elevation gain in 3 miles carrying camping and camera gear but I can say it was well worth it after you see the view. (if you saw me you would know I've been at sea level too long)  This is just a time-lapse of that night looking back at Mt. Sneffels a 14 thousand foot peak. I hope you enjoy. 
Canon 6d
Rokinon 24mm 
f/2.0
ISO 8000
13 second exposure at 15 second intervals using a @syrp_ genie min on a @vanguardworld Alta Pro tripod.
@visitcolorado #sanjuanmountains #silverton #coloradoshared #optoutside #milkywayhunting #milkywaychasers #hikingculture #coloradoactivities #nightshooters #nightlife #colorado #coloradotography #ouray #visittelluride #bestnightpics #ridgwaycolorado #starglow #coloradolife #coloradomountains #milkywaygalaxy #nasa #outdoors #ouray #visitmontrose #coloradolive
"Worth It" I'm out in Colorado showing off some of my Stars of the San Juans photos and had an opportunity and clear skies to hike up to the Wilson Peak Overlook. It was quite an experience hiking almost 2000 feet elevation gain in 3 miles carrying camping and camera gear but I can say it was well worth it after you see the view. (if you saw me you would know I've been at sea level too long) This is just a time-lapse of that night looking back at Mt. Sneffels a 14 thousand foot peak. I hope you enjoy. Canon 6d Rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 8000 13 second exposure at 15 second intervals using a @syrp_ genie min on a @vanguardworld Alta Pro tripod. @visitcolorado #sanjuanmountains  #silverton  #coloradoshared  #optoutside  #milkywayhunting  #milkywaychasers  #hikingculture  #coloradoactivities  #nightshooters  #nightlife  #colorado  #coloradotography  #ouray  #visittelluride  #bestnightpics  #ridgwaycolorado  #starglow  #coloradolife  #coloradomountains  #milkywaygalaxy  #nasa  #outdoors  #ouray  #visitmontrose  #coloradolive 
"Small Trifecta"
I went out before moon rise to try and catch some perseids meteors with some friends and shoot the Milky Way. During this time we had small Bioluminescence blooms lighting up the waves on the Gulf of Mexico and I caught the Milky Way peering out from behind the clouds and then a flash of light with a small meteor.  For me this was a trifecta of light in one shot. All three where small bits of light but perfect in one picture. 
Sony a7rII
Zeiss Batis 25mm
f/2.0
ISO 6400
15 sec single exposure
@vanguardworld Alta Pro Tripod 
#fantastic_universe #nightshooters #universetoday #natgeospace #getoutdoors #milkywaygalaxy #milkywayhunting #milkywayphoto #milkywayphotography #zeissbatis #newmilkyway #longexposure #amazingearth #nightshooters #nightimages #nightpics #amazing_longexpo #astro_photography #astro_photography #astro_photography_ #milkywaygalaxy #zeiss #milkywaychasers #visitflorida #lovefl #wildflorida #forgottencoastfl #sonyalpha #wildfloridaoutdoors #roamflorida
"Small Trifecta" I went out before moon rise to try and catch some perseids meteors with some friends and shoot the Milky Way. During this time we had small Bioluminescence blooms lighting up the waves on the Gulf of Mexico and I caught the Milky Way peering out from behind the clouds and then a flash of light with a small meteor. For me this was a trifecta of light in one shot. All three where small bits of light but perfect in one picture. Sony a7rII Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2.0 ISO 6400 15 sec single exposure @vanguardworld Alta Pro Tripod #fantastic_universe  #nightshooters  #universetoday  #natgeospace  #getoutdoors  #milkywaygalaxy  #milkywayhunting  #milkywayphoto  #milkywayphotography  #zeissbatis  #newmilkyway  #longexposure  #amazingearth  #nightshooters  #nightimages  #nightpics  #amazing_longexpo  #astro_photography  #astro_photography  #astro_photography_  #milkywaygalaxy  #zeiss  #milkywaychasers  #visitflorida  #lovefl  #wildflorida  #forgottencoastfl  #sonyalpha  #wildfloridaoutdoors  #roamflorida 
"Yankee Girl" 
This is, I would imagine the most photographed, drawn, painted and sculpted structure in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado, as it should be! She stands over the Red Mountain Mining District, one of the most productive silver mining areas in the country, like a guardian Angel. Legend has it that in 1882 John Robinson, while hunting (and maybe sipping a little rot gut) slipped and cut his posterior on a rock protruding out of the ground. In a temper fit, he kicked the rock breaking the tip off and revealing a rich vein of pure Galina containing, sometimes, up to 174 ounces of Silver per ton making what became the Yankee Girl one of the richest mines ever. But this is also why this claim is often called the Scratched Butt Mine. This is a great place to catch dark skies and great Colorado history. 
@sony a7rii 
@rokinon 24mm 
f/2.0 
ISO 8000 
15 seconds Single exposure
@vanguardworld Alta Tripod

#ridgway #milkyway_nightscapes #milkyway #milkywaychasers #milkywayhunting #milkywayphotography #astro_photography_ #ig_nightphotography #ridgwaycolorado #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #astrophotography #fantastic_universe #nightphotocontest #ig_astrophotography #night_view #natgeospace #wildcolorado #visitcolorado #darkskyshots #coloradoshared #inspiring_photography_admired #longexposureoftheday #coloradotography #visittelluride #colorado #coloradotography_mw
"Yankee Girl" This is, I would imagine the most photographed, drawn, painted and sculpted structure in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado, as it should be! She stands over the Red Mountain Mining District, one of the most productive silver mining areas in the country, like a guardian Angel. Legend has it that in 1882 John Robinson, while hunting (and maybe sipping a little rot gut) slipped and cut his posterior on a rock protruding out of the ground. In a temper fit, he kicked the rock breaking the tip off and revealing a rich vein of pure Galina containing, sometimes, up to 174 ounces of Silver per ton making what became the Yankee Girl one of the richest mines ever. But this is also why this claim is often called the Scratched Butt Mine. This is a great place to catch dark skies and great Colorado history. @sony a7rii @rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 8000 15 seconds Single exposure @vanguardworld Alta Tripod #ridgway  #milkyway_nightscapes  #milkyway  #milkywaychasers  #milkywayhunting  #milkywayphotography  #astro_photography_  #ig_nightphotography  #ridgwaycolorado  #amazing_longexpo  #amazingearth  #astrophotography  #fantastic_universe  #nightphotocontest  #ig_astrophotography  #night_view  #natgeospace  #wildcolorado  #visitcolorado  #darkskyshots  #coloradoshared  #inspiring_photography_admired  #longexposureoftheday  #coloradotography  #visittelluride  #colorado  #coloradotography_mw 
I'm excited to announce that I have my first order of 2018 "Stars of the San Juans" wall calendar.

This calendar is for anyone who loves the Milky Way, Stars, Colorado, the Mountains, western gold rush history and classic western movies or my photography in general. I spent several days in Southwest Colorado shooting under the beautiful night sky and in my home town state. I'm really excited for this calendar. 
If interested hit the link below. Once again, Thank you for your encouragement and support. 
And a big thanks to Clay S. Greathouse and Dave's Mountain Tours for helping get around in the high country and help stumbling around in the dark under the "Stars of the San Juans". https://squareup.com/store/michael-simmons-photography/item/wall-calendar

#ridgway #milkyway_nightscapes #milkyway #milkywaychasers #milkywayhunting #milkywayphotography #astro_photography_ #ig_nightphotography #ridgwaycolorado #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #astrophotography #fantastic_universe #nightphotocontest #ig_astrophotography #night_view #natgeospace #wildcolorado #visitcolorado #darkskyshots #canonusa #inspiring_photography_admired #longexposureoftheday #coloradotography #visittelluride #colorado #coloradotography_mw
I'm excited to announce that I have my first order of 2018 "Stars of the San Juans" wall calendar. This calendar is for anyone who loves the Milky Way, Stars, Colorado, the Mountains, western gold rush history and classic western movies or my photography in general. I spent several days in Southwest Colorado shooting under the beautiful night sky and in my home town state. I'm really excited for this calendar. If interested hit the link below. Once again, Thank you for your encouragement and support. And a big thanks to Clay S. Greathouse and Dave's Mountain Tours for helping get around in the high country and help stumbling around in the dark under the "Stars of the San Juans". https://squareup.com/store/michael-simmons-photography/item/wall-calendar #ridgway  #milkyway_nightscapes  #milkyway  #milkywaychasers  #milkywayhunting  #milkywayphotography  #astro_photography_  #ig_nightphotography  #ridgwaycolorado  #amazing_longexpo  #amazingearth  #astrophotography  #fantastic_universe  #nightphotocontest  #ig_astrophotography  #night_view  #natgeospace  #wildcolorado  #visitcolorado  #darkskyshots  #canonusa  #inspiring_photography_admired  #longexposureoftheday  #coloradotography  #visittelluride  #colorado  #coloradotography_mw 
"Streak"
While I was going through each frame of my last backyard time lapse, I came across this big meteor streaking across the North Florida sky. It's amazing what I find on my camera after a couple hours of letting it record the night sky. 
Canon 6d 
Rokinon 24mm 
f/2.0
ISO 6400
13 second single exposure.

#backyardfun #vistwakulla #visitflorida #lovefl #sharealittlesunshine #best_timelapse #astro_photography #astrography_ #astro_photography_ #nakedplanetearth #backyardphotography  #bestnightpics #nightskyphotography #astrophoto #amazingearth #darkskyshots #ig_nightphotography #ig_astrophotography #longexposure #amazing_longexpo #milkywaygalaxy #backyardadventures #milkywaychasers #canonbringit  #florida #milkyway #floridasky #naturesophotogenic #meteor #roamflorida
"Streak" While I was going through each frame of my last backyard time lapse, I came across this big meteor streaking across the North Florida sky. It's amazing what I find on my camera after a couple hours of letting it record the night sky. Canon 6d Rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 6400 13 second single exposure. #backyardfun  #vistwakulla  #visitflorida  #lovefl  #sharealittlesunshine  #best_timelapse  #astro_photography  #astrography_  #astro_photography_  #nakedplanetearth  #backyardphotography  #bestnightpics  #nightskyphotography  #astrophoto  #amazingearth  #darkskyshots  #ig_nightphotography  #ig_astrophotography  #longexposure  #amazing_longexpo  #milkywaygalaxy  #backyardadventures  #milkywaychasers  #canonbringit  #florida  #milkyway  #floridasky  #naturesophotogenic  #meteor  #roamflorida 
"Room with a View
Back on the night of June 22nd -23rd, I was shooting pictures just down from Owl Creek Pass under Chimney Rock and came across some great people camping who didn't mind me walking around in the dark near their tent. Just before they turned the lights out, I gave them a business card and told them I would love to share what I captured that night. This was a quick snap of their tent which had a spectacular view. If anyone was camping out there that nigh t or know of anyone who was have them send me a message. Thanks
@Sony a7rii
@rokinon 24mm
f/2.0
ISO 8000
13 sec single exposure
@vanguardworld Alta Pro Tripod 
#ridgway #milkyway_nightscapes #milkyway #milkywaychasers #milkywayhunting #milkywayphotography #astro_photography_ #ig_nightphotography #ridgwaycolorado #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #astrophotography #fantastic_universe #nightphotocontest #ig_astrophotography #night_view #natgeospace #wildcolorado #visitcolorado #darkskyshots #canonusa #inspiring_photography_admired #longexposureoftheday #coloradotography #visittelluride #colorado #coloradotography_mw
"Room with a View Back on the night of June 22nd -23rd, I was shooting pictures just down from Owl Creek Pass under Chimney Rock and came across some great people camping who didn't mind me walking around in the dark near their tent. Just before they turned the lights out, I gave them a business card and told them I would love to share what I captured that night. This was a quick snap of their tent which had a spectacular view. If anyone was camping out there that nigh t or know of anyone who was have them send me a message. Thanks @Sony a7rii @rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 8000 13 sec single exposure @vanguardworld Alta Pro Tripod #ridgway  #milkyway_nightscapes  #milkyway  #milkywaychasers  #milkywayhunting  #milkywayphotography  #astro_photography_  #ig_nightphotography  #ridgwaycolorado  #amazing_longexpo  #amazingearth  #astrophotography  #fantastic_universe  #nightphotocontest  #ig_astrophotography  #night_view  #natgeospace  #wildcolorado  #visitcolorado  #darkskyshots  #canonusa  #inspiring_photography_admired  #longexposureoftheday  #coloradotography  #visittelluride  #colorado  #coloradotography_mw 
"Rocky Mountain High"
While out in southwest Colorado on a 2018 calendar shoot, I had the awesome opportunity to spend time in my home town and many nights shooting over 9,000 feet elevation. This was a random picture taken near the Blue Lakes trailhead just north of Mt. Sneffels. The water was cold glacier and snow meltoff but I was doing my best to capture a reflection of the majestic area. 
Sony a7rii
Rokinon 24mm
f/2.0
ISO 6400
20 seconds
Single exposures
@vanguardworld Alta Pro Tripod 
#ridgway #milkyway_nightscapes #milkyway #milkywaychasers #milkywayhunting #milkywayphotography #astro_photography_ #ig_nightphotography #ridgwaycolorado #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #astrophotography #fantastic_universe #sony #ig_astrophotography #night_view #natgeospace #wildcolorado #visitcolorado #darkskyshots #sonya7rii #inspiring_photography_admired #longexposureoftheday #coloradotography #visittelluride #colorado #coloradotography_mw
"Rocky Mountain High" While out in southwest Colorado on a 2018 calendar shoot, I had the awesome opportunity to spend time in my home town and many nights shooting over 9,000 feet elevation. This was a random picture taken near the Blue Lakes trailhead just north of Mt. Sneffels. The water was cold glacier and snow meltoff but I was doing my best to capture a reflection of the majestic area. Sony a7rii Rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 6400 20 seconds Single exposures @vanguardworld Alta Pro Tripod #ridgway  #milkyway_nightscapes  #milkyway  #milkywaychasers  #milkywayhunting  #milkywayphotography  #astro_photography_  #ig_nightphotography  #ridgwaycolorado  #amazing_longexpo  #amazingearth  #astrophotography  #fantastic_universe  #sony  #ig_astrophotography  #night_view  #natgeospace  #wildcolorado  #visitcolorado  #darkskyshots  #sonya7rii  #inspiring_photography_admired  #longexposureoftheday  #coloradotography  #visittelluride  #colorado  #coloradotography_mw 
"It's a plane, it's a bird... it's a meteor?" After setting up my time lapse in the backyard I was able to capture this colorful perseid meteor streaking through the Milky Way just before sunrise. I love living in an area where I can go in my backyard and see the Milky Way, its unfortunate that so often people can't see the finer things in life from their homes. 
Canon 6d
Rokinon 24mm
f/2.0
ISO 6400
13 second exposure

#backyardfun #vistwakulla #visitflorida #lovefl #sharealittlesunshine #best_timelapse #astro_photography #astrography_ #astro_photography_ #nakedplanetearth #backyardphotography  #bestnightpics #nightskyphotography #astrophoto #amazingearth #darkskyshots #ig_nightphotography #ig_astrophotography #longexposure #amazing_longexpo #milkywaygalaxy #backyardadventures #milkywaychasers #canonbringit  #florida #milkyway #floridasky #naturesophotogenic #night_excl #roamflorida
"It's a plane, it's a bird... it's a meteor?" After setting up my time lapse in the backyard I was able to capture this colorful perseid meteor streaking through the Milky Way just before sunrise. I love living in an area where I can go in my backyard and see the Milky Way, its unfortunate that so often people can't see the finer things in life from their homes. Canon 6d Rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 6400 13 second exposure #backyardfun  #vistwakulla  #visitflorida  #lovefl  #sharealittlesunshine  #best_timelapse  #astro_photography  #astrography_  #astro_photography_  #nakedplanetearth  #backyardphotography  #bestnightpics  #nightskyphotography  #astrophoto  #amazingearth  #darkskyshots  #ig_nightphotography  #ig_astrophotography  #longexposure  #amazing_longexpo  #milkywaygalaxy  #backyardadventures  #milkywaychasers  #canonbringit  #florida  #milkyway  #floridasky  #naturesophotogenic  #night_excl  #roamflorida 
"Backyard Dreaming"
With a moon up and haze out just after dark, I was lazy and set up in my backyard for this time lapse. I set the camera up almost to a view similiar to laying in a hammock or beach chair and looking up. Unfortunately the neighbors had their security lights on all night and it gave off some serious light pollution. Even with that it was a great night with lots of sky action. 
@canonusa 6D
@rokinon 24mm
f/2.0
ISO 6400
13 sec exposure on s 15 second interval using the @syrp_ Genie mini 
On a @vanguardworld Alta Pro Tripod

#timelapse #vistwakulla #visitflorida #lovefl #sharealittlesunshine #best_timelapse #astro_photography #astrography_ #astro_photography_ #nakedplanetearth #backyardphotography  #bestnightpics #nightskyphotography #astrophoto #amazingearth #darkskyshots #ig_nightphotography #ig_astrophotography #longexposure #amazing_longexpo #milkywaygalaxy #backyardadventures #milkywaychasers #canonbringit  #florida #milkyway #floridasky #naturesophotogenic #night_excl #roamflorida
"Backyard Dreaming" With a moon up and haze out just after dark, I was lazy and set up in my backyard for this time lapse. I set the camera up almost to a view similiar to laying in a hammock or beach chair and looking up. Unfortunately the neighbors had their security lights on all night and it gave off some serious light pollution. Even with that it was a great night with lots of sky action. @canonusa 6D @rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 6400 13 sec exposure on s 15 second interval using the @syrp_ Genie mini On a @vanguardworld Alta Pro Tripod #timelapse  #vistwakulla  #visitflorida  #lovefl  #sharealittlesunshine  #best_timelapse  #astro_photography  #astrography_  #astro_photography_  #nakedplanetearth  #backyardphotography  #bestnightpics  #nightskyphotography  #astrophoto  #amazingearth  #darkskyshots  #ig_nightphotography  #ig_astrophotography  #longexposure  #amazing_longexpo  #milkywaygalaxy  #backyardadventures  #milkywaychasers  #canonbringit  #florida  #milkyway  #floridasky  #naturesophotogenic  #night_excl  #roamflorida