Some of the best opportunities for Western sky photography can be found in our national parks, which offer some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. The clear, dark skies of the western United States provide the best locations for stargazing. And the sunrises and sunsets are equally amazing.
I will never forget standing at Tunnel View in Yosemite National Park waiting for sunrise, but being disappointed by a sky cloaked in clouds. And then it happened. The morning sun burst through the dark clouds to create an explosion of sunrays through the magnificent valley.
western sky photography under the brightest stars
The western night skies are the darkest I have experienced. My travels have taken me from the lowest point in America at the bottom of Death Valley, to the mountain tops of the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. I’ve captured photos of the milky way rising above the desert basin and lighting the oldest trees on earth.
I love your photographer, particularly of the night sty out west. We had the opportunity to see some of those skies north of Jackson Hole in 1999 and I was mesmerized! We evacuated to Bay Springs, MS for Katrina, and as did everyone else in it’s path – the electricity was off for about 5 days. On Tuesday night I went out with our dog and while waiting, I looked up into the sky that I expected to see blackness! It was truly amazing…there was NO light even from candles or generated light, and the sky over Mississippi was ablaze with stars. All I could do was stare. My second favorite in your Heart of Louisiana is the story of the artist who has painted the horse against a dark background with the Mardi Gras themed “blanket” How beautiful! Thank you for doing these stores. I look forward to then each week. God bless you.