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The 2017 Milky Way season is over and boy have I been blessed (lucky) enough to have done some traveling and photograph some beautiful places. I have been going through my pictures and came across this one and a rush of nostalgia overcomes me. The Sneffels mountain range and Mountain were seen through my windshield and rear view mirror for so many years of my youth and only for short vacations as an adult. Mt. Sneffels was the first 14teener I climbed and a nightscape photo of this mountain is the reason I'm hooked / addicted on astrophotography. 
This photo was taken at the end of a long night traveling the back roads searching for the light in the darkness and great locations for a 2018 calendar. 
I hope you enjoy this picture as much as I do. It's an amazing mountain!! @sonyalpha a7rii
@rokinon 24mm
f/2.0
ISO 8000
20 second single exposure 
@vanguardworld 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 #yourshotphotographer
The 2017 Milky Way season is over and boy have I been blessed (lucky) enough to have done some traveling and photograph some beautiful places. I have been going through my pictures and came across this one and a rush of nostalgia overcomes me. The Sneffels mountain range and Mountain were seen through my windshield and rear view mirror for so many years of my youth and only for short vacations as an adult. Mt. Sneffels was the first 14teener I climbed and a nightscape photo of this mountain is the reason I'm hooked / addicted on astrophotography. This photo was taken at the end of a long night traveling the back roads searching for the light in the darkness and great locations for a 2018 calendar. I hope you enjoy this picture as much as I do. It's an amazing mountain!! @sonyalpha a7rii @rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 8000 20 second single exposure @vanguardworld 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  #yourshotphotographer 
"Artport Exhibit"
One of my favorite luck shots of 2017 was 1 of 28 chosen out of 160 entries to be displayed at the Tallahassee Airport and is finally up and on display. It is pretty exciting to have a large piece of photography on display for so many to see. This exhibit is being put on by COCA (Council on Culture & Arts) and has some very beautiful work on display and for sale. If you're traveling through Tallahassee, I recommend you stop by and look at some of this work and if your driving by I recommend a quick stop. (you have 30 minutes of free parking). For the three young ladies in the picture, I'm so Thankful for their support and love in my desire and even addiction in photography and searching for the light in the darkness. Love you girls!! Thank you fans and followers for your much support as well.

#tallahassee #universetoday #natgeospace #getoutdoors #milkywaygalaxy #milkywayhunting #milkywayphoto #milkywayphotography #nightscaper #newmilkyway #longexposure #amazingearth #nightshooters #nightimages #nightpics #amazing_longexpo #astro_photography #astro_photography #astro_photography_ #milkywaygalaxy #lightning #milkywaychasers #visitflorida #lovefl #wildflorida #forgottencoastfl #ihearttally #wildfloridaoutdoors #roamflorida #counciloncultureandarts
"Artport Exhibit" One of my favorite luck shots of 2017 was 1 of 28 chosen out of 160 entries to be displayed at the Tallahassee Airport and is finally up and on display. It is pretty exciting to have a large piece of photography on display for so many to see. This exhibit is being put on by COCA (Council on Culture & Arts) and has some very beautiful work on display and for sale. If you're traveling through Tallahassee, I recommend you stop by and look at some of this work and if your driving by I recommend a quick stop. (you have 30 minutes of free parking). For the three young ladies in the picture, I'm so Thankful for their support and love in my desire and even addiction in photography and searching for the light in the darkness. Love you girls!! Thank you fans and followers for your much support as well. #tallahassee  #universetoday  #natgeospace  #getoutdoors  #milkywaygalaxy  #milkywayhunting  #milkywayphoto  #milkywayphotography  #nightscaper  #newmilkyway  #longexposure  #amazingearth  #nightshooters  #nightimages  #nightpics  #amazing_longexpo  #astro_photography  #astro_photography  #astro_photography_  #milkywaygalaxy  #lightning  #milkywaychasers  #visitflorida  #lovefl  #wildflorida  #forgottencoastfl  #ihearttally  #wildfloridaoutdoors  #roamflorida  #counciloncultureandarts 
"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

#yourshotphotographer #visitmontrose #bestfriend #bestfriends #natgeo #nationalgeographic #visitcolorado #coloradobest #outdoors #outdoorcolorado #repost #coloradoshared #colorado #coloradoshared📸
"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 #yourshotphotographer  #visitmontrose  #bestfriend  #bestfriends  #natgeo  #nationalgeographic  #visitcolorado  #coloradobest  #outdoors  #outdoorcolorado  #repost  #coloradoshared  #colorado  #coloradoshared đź“¸
"The end of the 2017 Season"
This will be the last Milky Way time lapse for 2017. Its been quite a year with a lot of the Milky Way hiding behind clouds but a lot of Milky Way seen from different parts of the country. I appreciate everyone watching and following this little adventure and promise to bring more starting in February of 2018. 
This is a fall cloudy Milky Way as seen from the St. Marks Refuge. It was cloudy off and on through the night but we got a great glimpse of the diversity of North Florida and the Forgotten coast with Palms, dead trees, and moss. Hope you enjoy!

I did try for the first time using the @haidafilter Clear Night Filter to help reduce any light pollution.

Canon 6d
Rokinon 24mm 
f/2.0
ISO 8000
10 second exposure with 13 second interval using a @syrp_ Genie, genie mini and magic carpet

#timelapse #stmarksrefuge #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
"The end of the 2017 Season" This will be the last Milky Way time lapse for 2017. Its been quite a year with a lot of the Milky Way hiding behind clouds but a lot of Milky Way seen from different parts of the country. I appreciate everyone watching and following this little adventure and promise to bring more starting in February of 2018. This is a fall cloudy Milky Way as seen from the St. Marks Refuge. It was cloudy off and on through the night but we got a great glimpse of the diversity of North Florida and the Forgotten coast with Palms, dead trees, and moss. Hope you enjoy! I did try for the first time using the @haidafilter Clear Night Filter to help reduce any light pollution. Canon 6d Rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 8000 10 second exposure with 13 second interval using a @syrp_ Genie, genie mini and magic carpet #timelapse  #stmarksrefuge  #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 
"An Era Long Gone"
When out shooting Milky Way and attempting to get into Hickory Mound WMA, the gates were locked so @reelfinaddict and I had to look for a new locations to shoot when Rob suggested this old quarry. The rusted out metal and piles of rock here and there are evidence of an era long gone for this equipment and piece of land. On a side note it does look like an old Mars mining location before the aliens ran all the humans off. What do you think?
@sonyalpha a7rii
@rokinon 24mm 
f/2.0
ISO 8000
10 second single exposure

#star_super_pics #econfinariverstatepark #visitflorida #rockquarry  #optoutside #LoveFL #astro_photography #astrography_ #astro_photography_ #nakedplanetearth #florida #bestnightpics #nightskyphotography #astrophoto #amazingearth #darkskyshots #roamflorida #ig_astrophotography #longexposure #amazing_longexpo #milkywaygalaxy #milkywayhunting #quarry #milkywaygalaxy #roamflorida  #milkyway #neverstopexploring #naturesophotogenic #bestofflorida #old
"An Era Long Gone" When out shooting Milky Way and attempting to get into Hickory Mound WMA, the gates were locked so @reelfinaddict and I had to look for a new locations to shoot when Rob suggested this old quarry. The rusted out metal and piles of rock here and there are evidence of an era long gone for this equipment and piece of land. On a side note it does look like an old Mars mining location before the aliens ran all the humans off. What do you think? @sonyalpha a7rii @rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 8000 10 second single exposure #star_super_pics  #econfinariverstatepark  #visitflorida  #rockquarry  #optoutside  #LoveFL  #astro_photography  #astrography_  #astro_photography_  #nakedplanetearth  #florida  #bestnightpics  #nightskyphotography  #astrophoto  #amazingearth  #darkskyshots  #roamflorida  #ig_astrophotography  #longexposure  #amazing_longexpo  #milkywaygalaxy  #milkywayhunting  #quarry  #milkywaygalaxy  #roamflorida  #milkyway  #neverstopexploring  #naturesophotogenic  #bestofflorida  #old 
SORRY MY LAST POST WAS CORRUPTED

Ravaged Cape San Blas

My Daughter and I returned to one of my favorite shooting locations in the Cape San Blas area. The last time I was there was before the last two major storms and I was saddened how devastated this beach is. It really looks different (even more like a Northwest Pacific Beach) there are downed trees and logs everywhere and very little beach to walk on. I wanted to walk down further but with an incoming tide and 11 year old, I felt it was becoming unsafe to do so. We were lucky to find this spot with some Palm trees and Coastal Pines to set up and photograph. I hope you enjoy and I hope we can restore this beautiful strip of land before its completely gone!
@canonusa 6d
@rokinon 24mm 
f/2.0
ISO 8000
10 Second exposure
12 second interval using a @syrp_
Genie Mini and @vanguardworld Alta Tripod

#timelapse #capesanblas #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
SORRY MY LAST POST WAS CORRUPTED Ravaged Cape San Blas My Daughter and I returned to one of my favorite shooting locations in the Cape San Blas area. The last time I was there was before the last two major storms and I was saddened how devastated this beach is. It really looks different (even more like a Northwest Pacific Beach) there are downed trees and logs everywhere and very little beach to walk on. I wanted to walk down further but with an incoming tide and 11 year old, I felt it was becoming unsafe to do so. We were lucky to find this spot with some Palm trees and Coastal Pines to set up and photograph. I hope you enjoy and I hope we can restore this beautiful strip of land before its completely gone! @canonusa 6d @rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 8000 10 Second exposure 12 second interval using a @syrp_ Genie Mini and @vanguardworld Alta Tripod #timelapse  #capesanblas  #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 
"Reflections"
This is an old rock quarry, Rob and I stumbled upon while trying to get to Hickory Mounds. We were looking for a way out of the Big Bend Wildlife Management area once we realized the gate was locked to the levy system. This quarry that is now filled with water had no ripples and gave one of the best reflections I have ever seen. It's a extremely dark area and is perfect for @milkywaychasers and those who want to stare at the stars. 
@sonyalpha a7rii
@rokinon 24mm 
F/2.0
ISO 8000
10 second exposures four vertically stiched.

#star_super_pics #econfinariverstatepark #visitflorida #rockquarry  #optoutside #LoveFL #astro_photography #astrography_ #astro_photography_ #nakedplanetearth #florida #bestnightpics #nightskyphotography #astrophoto #amazingearth #darkskyshots #roamflorida #ig_astrophotography #longexposure #amazing_longexpo #milkywaygalaxy #milkywayhunting #reflection #milkywaygalaxy #roamflorida  #milkyway #neverstopexploring #naturesophotogenic #bestofflorida #fishinghole
"Reflections" This is an old rock quarry, Rob and I stumbled upon while trying to get to Hickory Mounds. We were looking for a way out of the Big Bend Wildlife Management area once we realized the gate was locked to the levy system. This quarry that is now filled with water had no ripples and gave one of the best reflections I have ever seen. It's a extremely dark area and is perfect for @milkywaychasers and those who want to stare at the stars. @sonyalpha a7rii @rokinon 24mm F/2.0 ISO 8000 10 second exposures four vertically stiched. #star_super_pics  #econfinariverstatepark  #visitflorida  #rockquarry  #optoutside  #LoveFL  #astro_photography  #astrography_  #astro_photography_  #nakedplanetearth  #florida  #bestnightpics  #nightskyphotography  #astrophoto  #amazingearth  #darkskyshots  #roamflorida  #ig_astrophotography  #longexposure  #amazing_longexpo  #milkywaygalaxy  #milkywayhunting  #reflection  #milkywaygalaxy  #roamflorida  #milkyway  #neverstopexploring  #naturesophotogenic  #bestofflorida  #fishinghole 
"Happy Fish"
Even the fish enjoyed the biolumenicence this night. They were splashing around louder than I have ever heard. It's quite the sight when you go out to photograph the stars and you catch another amazing natural phenomenon. We have an amazing world with such amazing sights. This is a 13 second exposure with stars and fish splashing and stirring up the bioluminicence. Hope you enjoy
@sonyalpha a7rii
@rokinon 24mm 
f/ 2.0
ISO 8000
13 second single exposure
#vistwakulla #visitflorida #lovefl #sharealittlesunshine #floridagulfcoast #astro_photography #astrography_ #astro_photography_ #nakedplanetearth #beach #bestnightpics #nightskyphotography #astrophoto #amazingearth #darkskyshots #ig_nightphotography #ig_astrophotography #longexposure #amazing_longexpo #milkywaygalaxy #milkywayhunting #milkywaychasers #sony #florida #milkyway #floridasky #naturesophotogenic #night_excl #roamflorida #bioluminescentbay
"Happy Fish" Even the fish enjoyed the biolumenicence this night. They were splashing around louder than I have ever heard. It's quite the sight when you go out to photograph the stars and you catch another amazing natural phenomenon. We have an amazing world with such amazing sights. This is a 13 second exposure with stars and fish splashing and stirring up the bioluminicence. Hope you enjoy @sonyalpha a7rii @rokinon 24mm f/ 2.0 ISO 8000 13 second single exposure #vistwakulla  #visitflorida  #lovefl  #sharealittlesunshine  #floridagulfcoast  #astro_photography  #astrography_  #astro_photography_  #nakedplanetearth  #beach  #bestnightpics  #nightskyphotography  #astrophoto  #amazingearth  #darkskyshots  #ig_nightphotography  #ig_astrophotography  #longexposure  #amazing_longexpo  #milkywaygalaxy  #milkywayhunting  #milkywaychasers  #sony  #florida  #milkyway  #floridasky  #naturesophotogenic  #night_excl  #roamflorida  #bioluminescentbay 
"Dream your Eagle and fly with him"

I had never been to this park and memorial before but grew up knowing who Dennis Weaver was and where he lived. We drove our old Nissan Pathfinder down Highway 62 towards Ouray and us kids would look west to find his home. I photographed this memorial on my last night of my Visit Colorado and it wasn't the best night to do so but still an adventure. This poem is up on a large rock as you walk into the memorial and fits perfectly with my photography. Always dreaming of my next shot.

I saw an eagle in the sky today
Flying free upon the wind
In my dreams I touched its wings
Caught the wind and flew with him.

Oh, what glory it was for me
Flying free up in the sky
For dreams become reality
If in our souls they never die.

So seize the moment which is now
For your eagle lives within
Hold the Vision of your truth
Dream your eagle and fly with him. -Dennis Weaver

@sony a7rii
@rokinon 24mm
f/2.0
ISO 8000
10 second single exposure 
@vanguardoutdoors Tripod

@visitcolorado #sanjuanmountains #memorial #coloradoshared #optoutside #milkywayhunting #milkywaychasers #coloradophotography #coloradoactivities #nightshooters #nightlife #colorado #dennisweaver #ouray #visittelluride #bestnightpics #ridgwaycolorado #starglow #coloradolife #coloradomountains #milkywaygalaxy #nasa #coloradoshared #ridgwaycolorado #visitmontrose #coloradolive #visittelluride #baldeagle #coloradotography
"Dream your Eagle and fly with him" I had never been to this park and memorial before but grew up knowing who Dennis Weaver was and where he lived. We drove our old Nissan Pathfinder down Highway 62 towards Ouray and us kids would look west to find his home. I photographed this memorial on my last night of my Visit Colorado and it wasn't the best night to do so but still an adventure. This poem is up on a large rock as you walk into the memorial and fits perfectly with my photography. Always dreaming of my next shot. I saw an eagle in the sky today Flying free upon the wind In my dreams I touched its wings Caught the wind and flew with him. Oh, what glory it was for me Flying free up in the sky For dreams become reality If in our souls they never die. So seize the moment which is now For your eagle lives within Hold the Vision of your truth Dream your eagle and fly with him. -Dennis Weaver @sony a7rii @rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 8000 10 second single exposure @vanguardoutdoors Tripod @visitcolorado #sanjuanmountains  #memorial  #coloradoshared  #optoutside  #milkywayhunting  #milkywaychasers  #coloradophotography  #coloradoactivities  #nightshooters  #nightlife  #colorado  #dennisweaver  #ouray  #visittelluride  #bestnightpics  #ridgwaycolorado  #starglow  #coloradolife  #coloradomountains  #milkywaygalaxy  #nasa  #coloradoshared  #ridgwaycolorado  #visitmontrose  #coloradolive  #visittelluride  #baldeagle  #coloradotography 
"Reach for the Stars"
A photo from stumbling around in the dark at the Colorado National Monument. I found the Juniper reaching for the stars as the Milky Way was starting to set on the horizon. It's an amazing feeling to photograph the stars in the dark when you know there are several hundred foot cliffs just feet away. I also lucked out because the city of Grand Junction helped light up the countryside allowing me to get some cool shots. Hope you like it.
Canon 6d
Rokinon 14mm
f/2.8
ISO 6400
30 second Single Exposure

#fantastic_universe #nightshooters #universetoday #natgeospace #getoutdoors #milkywaygalaxy #milkywayhunting #milkywayphoto #milkywayphotography #nightscaper #newmilkyway #longexposure #amazingearth #nightshooters #nightimages #nightpics #amazing_longexpo #astro_photography #astro_photography #astro_photography_ #milkywaygalaxy #astrophotography #milkywaychasers #visitcolorado #nationalparks #coloradotography #colorado #coloradonationalmonument #hikingculture #explorecolorado
"Reach for the Stars" A photo from stumbling around in the dark at the Colorado National Monument. I found the Juniper reaching for the stars as the Milky Way was starting to set on the horizon. It's an amazing feeling to photograph the stars in the dark when you know there are several hundred foot cliffs just feet away. I also lucked out because the city of Grand Junction helped light up the countryside allowing me to get some cool shots. Hope you like it. Canon 6d Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ISO 6400 30 second Single Exposure #fantastic_universe  #nightshooters  #universetoday  #natgeospace  #getoutdoors  #milkywaygalaxy  #milkywayhunting  #milkywayphoto  #milkywayphotography  #nightscaper  #newmilkyway  #longexposure  #amazingearth  #nightshooters  #nightimages  #nightpics  #amazing_longexpo  #astro_photography  #astro_photography  #astro_photography_  #milkywaygalaxy  #astrophotography  #milkywaychasers  #visitcolorado  #nationalparks  #coloradotography  #colorado  #coloradonationalmonument  #hikingculture  #explorecolorado 
"A Mirror as big as??"
How big is the biggest reflection? I went out to the Gulf of Mexico in an attempt to catch some biolumenicence with the milky way but instead found the area at low tide with no wind, lots of humidity and no biolumenicence. This in turn gave me a huge reflection as far as they could see. I'm not even sure where the horizon is other than the green channel marker. This was an erie experience because you can hear the fish splashing and I was standing in 4 inches of water. Overall what a awesome picture or reflection of the Milky Way.
@sonyalpha a7rii
@rokinon 24mm
f/2.0 
ISO 8000
10 second single exposure 
@vanguardworld Alta Pro tripod

#vistwakulla #visitflorida #lovefl #sharealittlesunshine #best_timelapse #astro_photography #astrography_ #astro_photography_ #nakedplanetearth #sony #bestnightpics #nightskyphotography #astrophoto #amazingearth #darkskyshots #ig_nightphotography #ig_astrophotography #longexposure #amazing_longexpo #milkywaygalaxy #milkywayhunting #milkywaychasers #floridaoutdoors  #florida #milkyway #floridasky #naturesophotogenic #night_excl #roamflorida #reflections
"A Mirror as big as??" How big is the biggest reflection? I went out to the Gulf of Mexico in an attempt to catch some biolumenicence with the milky way but instead found the area at low tide with no wind, lots of humidity and no biolumenicence. This in turn gave me a huge reflection as far as they could see. I'm not even sure where the horizon is other than the green channel marker. This was an erie experience because you can hear the fish splashing and I was standing in 4 inches of water. Overall what a awesome picture or reflection of the Milky Way. @sonyalpha a7rii @rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 8000 10 second single exposure @vanguardworld Alta Pro tripod #vistwakulla  #visitflorida  #lovefl  #sharealittlesunshine  #best_timelapse  #astro_photography  #astrography_  #astro_photography_  #nakedplanetearth  #sony  #bestnightpics  #nightskyphotography  #astrophoto  #amazingearth  #darkskyshots  #ig_nightphotography  #ig_astrophotography  #longexposure  #amazing_longexpo  #milkywaygalaxy  #milkywayhunting  #milkywaychasers  #floridaoutdoors  #florida  #milkyway  #floridasky  #naturesophotogenic  #night_excl  #roamflorida  #reflections 
"St. Marks Lighthouse"
Florida's 2nd oldest lighthouse sits along the Forgotten Coast of the Panhandle and has seen some history. This particular part of Florida doesn't have the prettiest of beaches and can be difficult to get to but it does have some dark skies. The lighthouse no longer works but sits as a reminder of what LIGHT in the DARKNESS is to others. This is one of my favorite compositions, the historic lighthouse sitting at the base of the magnificent Milky Way lighting up the sky. I hope you enjoy.
Sony a7rii
Rokinon 24mm
f/2.0
ISO 8000
10 second single exposure

#nightscapers #vistwakulla #visitflorida #lovefl #sharealittlesunshine #best_timelapse #astro_photography #astrography_ #astro_photography_ #nakedplanetearth #lighthouses #bestnightpics #nightskyphotography #astrophoto #amazingearth #darkskyshots #ig_nightphotography #ig_astrophotography #longexposure #amazing_longexpo #milkywaygalaxy #milkywayhunting #milkywaychasers #sonyalpha  #florida #milkyway #floridasky #naturesophotogenic #night_excl #roamflorida
"St. Marks Lighthouse" Florida's 2nd oldest lighthouse sits along the Forgotten Coast of the Panhandle and has seen some history. This particular part of Florida doesn't have the prettiest of beaches and can be difficult to get to but it does have some dark skies. The lighthouse no longer works but sits as a reminder of what LIGHT in the DARKNESS is to others. This is one of my favorite compositions, the historic lighthouse sitting at the base of the magnificent Milky Way lighting up the sky. I hope you enjoy. Sony a7rii Rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 8000 10 second single exposure #nightscapers  #vistwakulla  #visitflorida  #lovefl  #sharealittlesunshine  #best_timelapse  #astro_photography  #astrography_  #astro_photography_  #nakedplanetearth  #lighthouses  #bestnightpics  #nightskyphotography  #astrophoto  #amazingearth  #darkskyshots  #ig_nightphotography  #ig_astrophotography  #longexposure  #amazing_longexpo  #milkywaygalaxy  #milkywayhunting  #milkywaychasers  #sonyalpha  #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
"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