Starry night sky with moonlight streaking across the Upper Cathedral Valley monoliths in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah. This is a remote area in the northern most region of the park that is only accessible with a four-wheel drive vehicle via primitive dirt roads and river crossings! (I only saw three other vehicles on this trip.) The monument on the right is about 400 feet (122 m.) high. It is enhanced with light painting from two stationary incandescent lights and one handheld, 2-million candlepower quartz halogen light -- from a distance of 900 feet (274 m.) away (see comparison photos
that shows with and without light-painting enhancement).
Virtually all my NightScapes are ONE exposure (less than 30 seconds), and with little Photoshop correction --mostly to increase contrast. Watch the NightScape VIDEO – with one Milky Way after another! For more how-to and behind the scenes information, visit my Into The Night Photography blog. You can order PRINTS here. For tips, tutorials, and upcoming workshops about my NightScape photography, subscribe to the Your Photo Vision newsletter.