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    Michael Simmons
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"Indian Blanket & Texas Paintbrush"
I have been concerned with light pollution since my move to Houston. I have played on PlanIt trying to find a dark location within in a reasonable distance. There are lots of places to shoot dark skies in Texas but I have to drive 4 hours plus. Well, I tried this location just south of Houston on the coast between Freeport and Galveston. This is one of my results! Now I did try something different, I placed the Texas Paintbrush and Indian Blankets wildflowers in focus and left the stars to our imagination. What was amazing is the light pollution is just enough to light the foreground.

What do you think?

Sony a7rii
Rokinon 24mm
f/2.8
ISO 6400
15 second single exposure

#backroadsoftexas @backroadsoftexas #texaswildflowers #texassky #galveston #brazoriacounty #ig_nightphotography @brazoriacounty #visittexas
"Indian Blanket & Texas Paintbrush" I have been concerned with light pollution since my move to Houston. I have played on PlanIt trying to find a dark location within in a reasonable distance. There are lots of places to shoot dark skies in Texas but I have to drive 4 hours plus. Well, I tried this location just south of Houston on the coast between Freeport and Galveston. This is one of my results! Now I did try something different, I placed the Texas Paintbrush and Indian Blankets wildflowers in focus and left the stars to our imagination. What was amazing is the light pollution is just enough to light the foreground. What do you think? Sony a7rii Rokinon 24mm f/2.8 ISO 6400 15 second single exposure #backroadsoftexas  @backroadsoftexas #texaswildflowers  #texassky  #galveston  #brazoriacounty  #ig_nightphotography  @brazoriacounty #visittexas 
"San Juan Skyway"
I'm posting something different than I usually post.. The sunset! but this picture is special because not only was it before some epic Milky Way shots above #mtsneffels but I hiked up to this spot with a childhood friend and we were able to reminisce old boy scout days and growing up in Montrose Colorado. It was a 25 year reunion in the making.  I love sharing the milky way but there's nothing better than looking at the mountains that you grew up under and exploring. This is a 6 shot panoramic photo. 
@sonyalpha a7rii
@zeisscameralenses batis 25mm
f/10
ISO 2000
1/100 sec exposure 
#visitcolorado #ouraycolorado #ouray_co #ridgwaycolorado #colorado #coloradoshared #hiking #sanjuanmountains #visitouray #mtsneffelswilderness #camping #panoramic #coloradosunset #dallasdivide #sonya7ii #batis25mm #ziesslens #colorado_creative #coloradomountains #ouray #ridgway #sanjuanskyway
"San Juan Skyway" I'm posting something different than I usually post.. The sunset! but this picture is special because not only was it before some epic Milky Way shots above #mtsneffels  but I hiked up to this spot with a childhood friend and we were able to reminisce old boy scout days and growing up in Montrose Colorado. It was a 25 year reunion in the making. I love sharing the milky way but there's nothing better than looking at the mountains that you grew up under and exploring. This is a 6 shot panoramic photo. @sonyalpha a7rii @zeisscameralenses batis 25mm f/10 ISO 2000 1/100 sec exposure #visitcolorado  #ouraycolorado  #ouray_co  #ridgwaycolorado  #colorado  #coloradoshared  #hiking  #sanjuanmountains  #visitouray  #mtsneffelswilderness  #camping  #panoramic  #coloradosunset  #dallasdivide  #sonya7ii  #batis25mm  #ziesslens  #colorado_creative  #coloradomountains  #ouray  #ridgway  #sanjuanskyway 
"Road to Chisos" 
As you drive around Big Bend National Park you get a glimpse of the huge diversity in the park. It's amazing to see the huge changes in the landscape, vegetation, and sky. While driving towards the Chisos Mountains Lodge - Big Bend National Park and through these magical mountains you see this amazing plant. The Agave or "Century Plant" was blooming and was amazing to see standing so tall into the night sky. 
The only downside to this trip was in the incoming weather and having to leave. I look forward to returning soon. 
Sony a7rii
Rokinon 24mm
f/2.0
ISO 8000
10-second single exposures
12 photos stitched together

#texas_ig @bigbendnational #visittexas #lovetx #bigbendnationalpark #agaveplant #astro_photography #astrography_ #astro_photography_ #nakedplanetearth #agave #bestnightpics #nightskyphotography #astrophoto #amazingearth #darkskyshots #ig_nightphotography #ig_astrophotography #longexposure #amazing_longexpo #milkywaygalaxy #milkywayhunting #chisosmountains #sonyalpha @bigbendnps #milkyway #texassky #naturesophotogenic #night_excl #texas
"Road to Chisos" As you drive around Big Bend National Park you get a glimpse of the huge diversity in the park. It's amazing to see the huge changes in the landscape, vegetation, and sky. While driving towards the Chisos Mountains Lodge - Big Bend National Park and through these magical mountains you see this amazing plant. The Agave or "Century Plant" was blooming and was amazing to see standing so tall into the night sky. The only downside to this trip was in the incoming weather and having to leave. I look forward to returning soon. Sony a7rii Rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 8000 10-second single exposures 12 photos stitched together #texas_ig  @bigbendnational #visittexas  #lovetx  #bigbendnationalpark  #agaveplant  #astro_photography  #astrography_  #astro_photography_  #nakedplanetearth  #agave  #bestnightpics  #nightskyphotography  #astrophoto  #amazingearth  #darkskyshots  #ig_nightphotography  #ig_astrophotography  #longexposure  #amazing_longexpo  #milkywaygalaxy  #milkywayhunting  #chisosmountains  #sonyalpha  @bigbendnps #milkyway  #texassky  #naturesophotogenic  #night_excl  #texas 
"San Antonio"
Spent a few weeks in San Antonio for work and wanted to return with the family. I was able to take them and while I was there get a panoramic photo of the @downtownsanantonio skyline. What's cool is if you look at the hotel @hiltonpalacio del Rio they have the words "FINAL FOUR" written in their lighting. I really enjoyed my time in the city even if it was busy due to the @finalfour and all the history that can be seen there. 
I can't wait to go back. 
Sony a7rii
Sony 24-240 f/3.5 @ 35mm 
f/5
ISO 3200
1/3 sec exposure
21 frames stitched 
#panoramic #skyline #visittexas #texas_ig #texas #sanantonio #alamocity #towerofamericas #alamodome #toweroflifebuilding #cityscape #sanantioniotx #alamo #grandhyattsanantonio #sanantoniomarriott #marriott #grandhyatt #henrybgonzalezconventioncenter #panorama #pano #finalfour #pannify #instituteoftexancultures
"San Antonio" Spent a few weeks in San Antonio for work and wanted to return with the family. I was able to take them and while I was there get a panoramic photo of the @downtownsanantonio skyline. What's cool is if you look at the hotel @hiltonpalacio del Rio they have the words "FINAL FOUR" written in their lighting. I really enjoyed my time in the city even if it was busy due to the @finalfour and all the history that can be seen there. I can't wait to go back. Sony a7rii Sony 24-240 f/3.5 @ 35mm f/5 ISO 3200 1/3 sec exposure 21 frames stitched #panoramic  #skyline  #visittexas  #texas_ig  #texas  #sanantonio  #alamocity  #towerofamericas  #alamodome  #toweroflifebuilding  #cityscape  #sanantioniotx  #alamo  #grandhyattsanantonio  #sanantoniomarriott  #marriott  #grandhyatt  #henrybgonzalezconventioncenter  #panorama  #pano  #finalfour  #pannify  #instituteoftexancultures 
"Dark Horse & Mule Ears"
On my first trip ever to Big Bend National Park I was able to experience one of the darkest and most magical places to photograph the stars from. This is one of those magical experiences, the mule ears peaks are two very distinct peaks that jet out of the desert approximately 3000 feet and can be seen from Russ Maxwell scenic drive.  Even though mother nature didn't totally cooperate with me and the clouds moved in it was still cool to see dark horse rise between the two ears. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. 
Canon 6D 
Rokinon 24mm 
f/2.0
ISO 8000
10 seconds
@syrp_ Genie mini 13 second interval

#timelapse @bigbendnational #visittexas #lovetx #bigbendnationalpark #best_timelapse #astro_photography #astrography_ #astro_photography_ #nakedplanetearth #muleears #bestnightpics #nightskyphotography #astrophoto #amazingearth #darkskyshots #ig_nightphotography #ig_astrophotography #longexposure #amazing_longexpo #milkywaygalaxy #milkywayhunting #milkywaychasers #canonbringit  @bigbendnps #milkyway #texassky #naturesophotogenic #night_excl #texas
"Dark Horse & Mule Ears" On my first trip ever to Big Bend National Park I was able to experience one of the darkest and most magical places to photograph the stars from. This is one of those magical experiences, the mule ears peaks are two very distinct peaks that jet out of the desert approximately 3000 feet and can be seen from Russ Maxwell scenic drive. Even though mother nature didn't totally cooperate with me and the clouds moved in it was still cool to see dark horse rise between the two ears. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. Canon 6D Rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 8000 10 seconds @syrp_ Genie mini 13 second interval #timelapse  @bigbendnational #visittexas  #lovetx  #bigbendnationalpark  #best_timelapse  #astro_photography  #astrography_  #astro_photography_  #nakedplanetearth  #muleears  #bestnightpics  #nightskyphotography  #astrophoto  #amazingearth  #darkskyshots  #ig_nightphotography  #ig_astrophotography  #longexposure  #amazing_longexpo  #milkywaygalaxy  #milkywayhunting  #milkywaychasers  #canonbringit  @bigbendnps #milkyway  #texassky  #naturesophotogenic  #night_excl  #texas 
"Ocotillo Cactus Blooms"
This was my first trip to Big Bend National Park and what an experience. After a 10 hour drive, James and I arrived to find a mountain range in the middle of the desert bordering Mexico. I have never seen skies so dark before and I have defiantly not seen so many types of vegetation and landscape. This particular cactus grows tall with dark red blooms at the end. I can't wait to go back and explore this amazing and diverse place. 
@sonyalpha a7rii
@rokinon 24mm
f/2.0
ISO 8000
10 second single exposure
@vanguardworld Alta Pro tripod

#bigbendnationalpark #milkyway_nightscapes #milkyway #milkywaychasers #milkywayhunting #milkywayphotography #astro_photography_ #ig_nightphotography #bigbendtexas #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #astrophotography #fantastic_universe #nightphotocontest #ig_astrophotography #night_view #natgeospace #wildtexas #visittexas #darkskyshots #texasshares #inspiring_photography_admired #longexposureoftheday #texas #bigbend #texassky #texas_milkywaypics
"Ocotillo Cactus Blooms" This was my first trip to Big Bend National Park and what an experience. After a 10 hour drive, James and I arrived to find a mountain range in the middle of the desert bordering Mexico. I have never seen skies so dark before and I have defiantly not seen so many types of vegetation and landscape. This particular cactus grows tall with dark red blooms at the end. I can't wait to go back and explore this amazing and diverse place. @sonyalpha a7rii @rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 8000 10 second single exposure @vanguardworld Alta Pro tripod #bigbendnationalpark  #milkyway_nightscapes  #milkyway  #milkywaychasers  #milkywayhunting  #milkywayphotography  #astro_photography_  #ig_nightphotography  #bigbendtexas  #amazing_longexpo  #amazingearth  #astrophotography  #fantastic_universe  #nightphotocontest  #ig_astrophotography  #night_view  #natgeospace  #wildtexas  #visittexas  #darkskyshots  #texasshares  #inspiring_photography_admired  #longexposureoftheday  #texas  #bigbend  #texassky  #texas_milkywaypics 
"A Milky Way Experience"
This short video is part of my Milky Way Journey last year from February through June and was filmed in two states. The locations are St. George Island Florida, Carrabelle Florida, Cape San Blas Florida, Bald Point State Park Florida, Ridgway Colorado and Red mountain Pass outside Ouray Colorado.This was a shorter version of all my excursions but really show the beauty of our night sky and why I love searching for the light in the darkness.
Canon 6d 
@rokinon 14mm and 24mm
@syrp_ Genie, genie mini and magic carpet

See the complete version at:
 https://rumble.com/v4huu5-a-milky-way-experience.html

#timelapse #ingulf #visitflorida #lovefl #ridgwaycolorado #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 #visitmontrose #naturesophotogenic #night_excl #visitcolorado
"A Milky Way Experience" This short video is part of my Milky Way Journey last year from February through June and was filmed in two states. The locations are St. George Island Florida, Carrabelle Florida, Cape San Blas Florida, Bald Point State Park Florida, Ridgway Colorado and Red mountain Pass outside Ouray Colorado.This was a shorter version of all my excursions but really show the beauty of our night sky and why I love searching for the light in the darkness. Canon 6d @rokinon 14mm and 24mm @syrp_ Genie, genie mini and magic carpet See the complete version at: https://rumble.com/v4huu5-a-milky-way-experience.html #timelapse  #ingulf  #visitflorida  #lovefl  #ridgwaycolorado  #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  #visitmontrose  #naturesophotogenic  #night_excl  #visitcolorado 
"Busy Beach"
I really like photographing the Night Sky but sometimes, I get in to much of a hurry to get out that I forget things. I went out last night and drove to Alligator Point but forgot my headlamp and flashlight. If you watch this video and then one of my others you will see that I didn't focus the camera properly and the Milky Way is out of focus. Setting up camera's in the dark can prove to be difficult. The nice thing about this time lapse is you can see the airplane traffic, clouds moving and even a little Lighting Bug moving in the Sea Oats. 
Hope you you enjoy!
Canon 6D 
Rokinon 24mm 
f/2.0
ISO 8000
10 seconds
@syrp_ Genie mini 13 second interval

#timelapse @gulfcountyfl #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
"Busy Beach" I really like photographing the Night Sky but sometimes, I get in to much of a hurry to get out that I forget things. I went out last night and drove to Alligator Point but forgot my headlamp and flashlight. If you watch this video and then one of my others you will see that I didn't focus the camera properly and the Milky Way is out of focus. Setting up camera's in the dark can prove to be difficult. The nice thing about this time lapse is you can see the airplane traffic, clouds moving and even a little Lighting Bug moving in the Sea Oats. Hope you you enjoy! Canon 6D Rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 8000 10 seconds @syrp_ Genie mini 13 second interval #timelapse  @gulfcountyfl #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 
"Mimic"
The Milky Way must think the St. Marks Lighthouse is pretty cool because it's mimicking the lighthouse, while lighting the way for our celestial friends. I took this last September, 2017 and just rembered taking it. It was the same night of my biolumenicence surprise. I was so excited about those photos I forgot all about this one. This location is a must see with it's gulf of Mexico views, wildlife and historic structures. Hope you enjoy. 
@sonyalpha 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 #lighthousemagazine #florida #milkyway #floridasky #naturesophotogenic #night_excl #roamflorida
"Mimic" The Milky Way must think the St. Marks Lighthouse is pretty cool because it's mimicking the lighthouse, while lighting the way for our celestial friends. I took this last September, 2017 and just rembered taking it. It was the same night of my biolumenicence surprise. I was so excited about those photos I forgot all about this one. This location is a must see with it's gulf of Mexico views, wildlife and historic structures. Hope you enjoy. @sonyalpha 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  #lighthousemagazine  #florida  #milkyway  #floridasky  #naturesophotogenic  #night_excl  #roamflorida 
"Amazed" 
Shot last September along the Gulf of Mexico and for those who have never seen bioluminescence before are missing quite a sight. I was raised in the mountains of Colorado and have been in Florida for 14 years and this was the first time in my life that I have seen this beautiful blue sparkling light. I went out to catch the Milky Way and while doing that, I was like a kid in a candy store taking pictures running and kicking the water and watching unknown fish splash around kicking up the water. I hope I get to experience this phenomenon again soon. Hope you enjoy! Sony 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 #floridaexplored #amazingearth #darkskyshots #ig_nightphotography #ig_astrophotography #longexposure #amazing_longexpo #milkywaygalaxy #milkywayhunting #milkywaychasers #sony #florida #milkyway #floridasky #naturesophotogenic #night_excl #roamflorida #bioluminescence
"Amazed" Shot last September along the Gulf of Mexico and for those who have never seen bioluminescence before are missing quite a sight. I was raised in the mountains of Colorado and have been in Florida for 14 years and this was the first time in my life that I have seen this beautiful blue sparkling light. I went out to catch the Milky Way and while doing that, I was like a kid in a candy store taking pictures running and kicking the water and watching unknown fish splash around kicking up the water. I hope I get to experience this phenomenon again soon. Hope you enjoy! Sony 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  #floridaexplored  #amazingearth  #darkskyshots  #ig_nightphotography  #ig_astrophotography  #longexposure  #amazing_longexpo  #milkywaygalaxy  #milkywayhunting  #milkywaychasers  #sony  #florida  #milkyway  #floridasky  #naturesophotogenic  #night_excl  #roamflorida  #bioluminescence 
"Mars in Florida"
As, I get excited about this years Milky Way season I look back at one of the first shots from 2017. This was taken at low tide on Mashes Sands Beach can show a landscape unlike anything else on earth. It reveals old stumps, riddle sand and tree roots and a Mars like landscape (except the water)! Mashes Sands is a great place close to home to catch a view of the Milky Way. 
Canon 6D
Rokinon 14mm 
f/2.0
ISO 8000
10 sec exposure 
32 frames stiched together
@alpinelabs Pulse 
Vanguard Altra Pro Tripod and a Sunwayfoto pano head

#floridaexplored #florida_greatshots #visitflorida #florida #staynautiflorida #sharealittlesunshine #ig_bestpics #astro_photography #astrography_ #astro_photography_ #nakedplanetearth #wakullacountyfl  #bestnightpics #nightskyphotography #astrophoto #amazingearth #darkskyshots #ig_nightphotography #ig_astrophotography #longexposure #amazing_longexpo #milkywaygalaxy #staysaltyflorida #milkywaychasers #visitwakulla  #milkyway #beachlife #naturesophotogenic #star_super_pics #lovefl
"Mars in Florida" As, I get excited about this years Milky Way season I look back at one of the first shots from 2017. This was taken at low tide on Mashes Sands Beach can show a landscape unlike anything else on earth. It reveals old stumps, riddle sand and tree roots and a Mars like landscape (except the water)! Mashes Sands is a great place close to home to catch a view of the Milky Way. Canon 6D Rokinon 14mm f/2.0 ISO 8000 10 sec exposure 32 frames stiched together @alpinelabs Pulse Vanguard Altra Pro Tripod and a Sunwayfoto pano head #floridaexplored  #florida_greatshots  #visitflorida  #florida  #staynautiflorida  #sharealittlesunshine  #ig_bestpics  #astro_photography  #astrography_  #astro_photography_  #nakedplanetearth  #wakullacountyfl  #bestnightpics  #nightskyphotography  #astrophoto  #amazingearth  #darkskyshots  #ig_nightphotography  #ig_astrophotography  #longexposure  #amazing_longexpo  #milkywaygalaxy  #staysaltyflorida  #milkywaychasers  #visitwakulla  #milkyway  #beachlife  #naturesophotogenic  #star_super_pics  #lovefl 
"Wasn't that Bad"
I filmed this last year and because a mistake was made with my @syrp_ magic carpet, I discarded it as no good. It's now early February 2018 and raining and I decided to work on it. It's not that bad, this was the same night that James @backroadsphotographyllc and I were trying to catch some stars and lightning down on the Gulf of Mexico. I ended up with a great shot that night and this time lapse. Hope you enjoy it!!
@canonusa 6D
@rokinon 24mm
f/2.0
ISO 6400
10 second single exposure with a 13 second interval using @syrp_ Genie and genie mini

#timelapse #carrabelleflorida #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
"Wasn't that Bad" I filmed this last year and because a mistake was made with my @syrp_ magic carpet, I discarded it as no good. It's now early February 2018 and raining and I decided to work on it. It's not that bad, this was the same night that James @backroadsphotographyllc and I were trying to catch some stars and lightning down on the Gulf of Mexico. I ended up with a great shot that night and this time lapse. Hope you enjoy it!! @canonusa 6D @rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 6400 10 second single exposure with a 13 second interval using @syrp_ Genie and genie mini #timelapse  #carrabelleflorida  #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 
"Foggy Morning"
Like many of us I have an addiction to shooting the stars and have been going through last years photos waiting for next months new moon. This was from last March( I had the possibility to get out his morning and as I loaded the truck had clear skies but as I drove to my shoot location I had areas of dense fog but I continued on anyway. Once I got to the old pier at the Island View Inn, I had some clearing with some shrimp / fishing boats out near Dog Island. The light at the end of the pier is actually the small light of a boat reflecting in the fog. Every one of the lights in the distance is a shrimp boat headed out or catching some yummy gulf coast shrimp. The fog quickly ruined the morning and this was my only usable group of photos from this morning. Its a panoramic of the pier out looking over the St. George Sound with Carrabelle to the right and Lanark Village to the left.)@pureflorida
@canonusa 6D
@Rokinon 24mm
f/2.0
ISO 8000
@vanguardworld tripod
10 second exposure
24 single exposures stitched together with Lightroom

#piers #floridaexplored #visitflorida #carrabelleflorida #staynautiflorida #sharealittlesunshine #ig_bestpics #astro_photography #astrography_ #astro_photography_ #nakedplanetearth #franklincountyfl  #bestnightpics #nightskyphotography #astrophoto #amazingearth #darkskyshots #ig_nightphotography #ig_astrophotography #longexposure #amazing_longexpo #milkywaygalaxy #staysaltyflorida #milkywaychasers #stgeorgeislandflorida  #milkyway #islandlife #naturesophotogenic #star_super_pics #lovefl
"Foggy Morning" Like many of us I have an addiction to shooting the stars and have been going through last years photos waiting for next months new moon. This was from last March( I had the possibility to get out his morning and as I loaded the truck had clear skies but as I drove to my shoot location I had areas of dense fog but I continued on anyway. Once I got to the old pier at the Island View Inn, I had some clearing with some shrimp / fishing boats out near Dog Island. The light at the end of the pier is actually the small light of a boat reflecting in the fog. Every one of the lights in the distance is a shrimp boat headed out or catching some yummy gulf coast shrimp. The fog quickly ruined the morning and this was my only usable group of photos from this morning. Its a panoramic of the pier out looking over the St. George Sound with Carrabelle to the right and Lanark Village to the left.)@pureflorida @canonusa 6D @Rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 8000 @vanguardworld tripod 10 second exposure 24 single exposures stitched together with Lightroom #piers  #floridaexplored  #visitflorida  #carrabelleflorida  #staynautiflorida  #sharealittlesunshine  #ig_bestpics  #astro_photography  #astrography_  #astro_photography_  #nakedplanetearth  #franklincountyfl  #bestnightpics  #nightskyphotography  #astrophoto  #amazingearth  #darkskyshots  #ig_nightphotography  #ig_astrophotography  #longexposure  #amazing_longexpo  #milkywaygalaxy  #staysaltyflorida  #milkywaychasers  #stgeorgeislandflorida  #milkyway  #islandlife  #naturesophotogenic  #star_super_pics  #lovefl 
Thank you!
Well as we all know, it's the end of the year and I just want to thank all those who follow, comment and share my photos on both my Instagram and Facebook accounts. I enjoy photographing our night skies but I love sharing my work with all of you. So here is too 2018 and what adventures it may bring!!
#bestof2017 #thankyou #to2018 #adventure #optoutside #nightscape #night #nightshooters #milkywaychasers #milkyway #bestofmy #Nightscaper #lovephotography #astrophotography_
Thank you! Well as we all know, it's the end of the year and I just want to thank all those who follow, comment and share my photos on both my Instagram and Facebook accounts. I enjoy photographing our night skies but I love sharing my work with all of you. So here is too 2018 and what adventures it may bring!! #bestof2017  #thankyou  #to2018  #adventure  #optoutside  #nightscape  #night  #nightshooters  #milkywaychasers  #milkyway  #bestofmy  #Nightscaper  #lovephotography  #astrophotography_ 
"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
"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 
"Piering into Space''
I don't know how old this pier is or when it was last used but it has been this way for the past 15 years, that I have lived in the area. It has survived many Hurricanes and Tropical Storms and what I really interesting is our interest in water and what causes us to build fantastic structures over or near water and what causes us to abandon those structures? I enjoy photographing this spot with the sunsets, and aquatic life but when you can boat in and pier into space with an old pier it's breathtaking. Hope you enjoy!

Sony a7rii
Rokinon 24mm
f/2.0
ISO 8000
13 second single exposure

#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 #fishingpier
"Piering into Space'' I don't know how old this pier is or when it was last used but it has been this way for the past 15 years, that I have lived in the area. It has survived many Hurricanes and Tropical Storms and what I really interesting is our interest in water and what causes us to build fantastic structures over or near water and what causes us to abandon those structures? I enjoy photographing this spot with the sunsets, and aquatic life but when you can boat in and pier into space with an old pier it's breathtaking. Hope you enjoy! Sony a7rii Rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 8000 13 second single exposure #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  #fishingpier 
"Stump Heaven"
There's a reason they call this area stump hole but could it rather be called stump heaven or maybe even a stump graveyard, we're stumps come to die? I call it Beauty with this area's Dark Skies and diverse beaches.  This picture is a prime example of such diversity on the beach with starlight from the heavens. What are your thoughts?

Sony a7rii 
Rokinon 24mm 
f/2.0
ISO 8000
10 second single exposure photo

#star_super_pics #beach #visitflorida #florida #optoutside #LoveFL #astro_photography #astrography_ #astro_photography_ #nakedplanetearth #florida #bestnightpics #nightskyphotography #astrophoto #amazingearth #darkskyshots #roamflorida #ig_astrophotography #longexposure #amazing_longexpo #milkywaygalaxy #milkywayhunting #milkywaychasers #newmilkyway #sonya7rii #palmtrees #neverstopexploring #naturesophotogenic #bestofflorida #natgeospace
"Stump Heaven" There's a reason they call this area stump hole but could it rather be called stump heaven or maybe even a stump graveyard, we're stumps come to die? I call it Beauty with this area's Dark Skies and diverse beaches. This picture is a prime example of such diversity on the beach with starlight from the heavens. What are your thoughts? Sony a7rii Rokinon 24mm f/2.0 ISO 8000 10 second single exposure photo #star_super_pics  #beach  #visitflorida  #florida  #optoutside  #LoveFL  #astro_photography  #astrography_  #astro_photography_  #nakedplanetearth  #florida  #bestnightpics  #nightskyphotography  #astrophoto  #amazingearth  #darkskyshots  #roamflorida  #ig_astrophotography  #longexposure  #amazing_longexpo  #milkywaygalaxy  #milkywayhunting  #milkywaychasers  #newmilkyway  #sonya7rii  #palmtrees  #neverstopexploring  #naturesophotogenic  #bestofflorida  #natgeospace