Towers and Stars

Going back a day, this was yesterday afternoon and last night.

Fisher Tower, along the Colorado river at sunset.  As the sun set over the bluffs behind, it lights up the walls of the tower a bright red.

After all the fun at sunset, while most everyone else retired to Moab for dinner, Steve and I headed back out to Jug Handle arch.  If you remember, we photographed this in the morning, so this is what it looks like at night.  That’s the milky way just to the left.  The arch itself is illuminated by using a powerful flashlight through a diffuser to literally paint the arch with light.  The milky way didn’t need any help.

Be sure to click on them to see them larger!

This entry was posted in Landscape, Night Sky.


  1. Debra Keller October 3, 2013 at 6:31 am #

    The night sky pictures are really nice Mark! You’ll have to show me the diffuser trick!

  2. Sherry Macdonald October 5, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    Great image! How long was the exposure and what kink of flashlight did you use?

  3. admin October 5, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

    Hi Sherry, all the Milky Way shots are at F 2.8 with a 30 sec. exposure. We had a pretty powerful flashlight and found it to be too much so we used a diffuser in front and had the light on for 5 to 8 seconds. Lots of fun!

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