Flagstaff, Arizona is a wonderful place to make images of the starry night sky.  In under two hours, you can find yourself surrounded by more stars than you can even imagine are in existence. With the sky is so clear and light pollution virtually nonexistent, it’s no wonder why they based Lowell Observatory here.  Just take a few steps outside of town and you’ll feel like you’re Neil Degrasse Tyson in an episode of Cosmos without all the mind-blowing facts, and more of a peaceful realization that you’re a (very) small piece of the whole puzzle.  The challenge is capturing this awe inspiring feeling that represents that view, in that place, at that time.  In short, it’s what photography is all about!

The following images were taken while camping on a trip where I almost didn’t bring my camera.  No tripod was available so sticks and stones became real helpful, real fast.  

 One of the first shots.  Exposed for 30 seconds @ f2.8.

One of the first shots.  Exposed for 30 seconds @ f2.8.

 This one was so much fun.  The lads were walking from the fire to the camp site with a head lamp which created this dancing light.

This one was so much fun.  The lads were walking from the fire to the camp site with a head lamp which created this dancing light.

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