Two or so years ago, I saw an article about this guy named Brad Goldpaint who was doing some great night sky photography. I was impressed so signed up for a workshop in Moab, UT in May 2013.
Mother Nature is fickle. Except for a few hours here and there, the weather did not cooperate. I managed this shot an hour or so before we were driven off of Delicate Arch by a thunderstorm (some day you should ask me to tell you that story...)
Sadly, we never really did see the Milky Way that weekend.
Fast forward to 2015. This past weekend, I tried my luck again, having signed up for an alumni only class. Once again, it seemed Mother Nature was not gonna let it happen. BUT... Brad always suggests you arrive a day early and leave a day late to allow for weather issues. That extra night/following morning at the end of the weekend did the trick!
Sleep deprived and elated, I caught this group portrait under the moonlight with the Milky Way over Landscape Arch in Canyonlands National Park, UT.
I have many more photos to process and will share them with you soon. In the meantime:
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