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Magic Mountain



Even though I arrived at the Shiprock formation right outside Shiprock, New Mexico early in the day, my photographic intentions were for the coming night. There at the base of this extinct volcano that the Navajos regard as an ancient spiritual monument, I scouted and planned for the Earth’s turn away from the Sun. And this area is in a good dark spot for nighttime star gazing - In fact I came here to execute a lengthy photo project starring, well... the stars. “Magic Mountain” and the other images captured that night featured enhanced star trail captures. I had been exploring and developing complex processing methods to bring star trail images to a new visual and artistic level, if successful.


Currently on display at Carnevale Gallery in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.

Limited Editions 25, Artist Proofs 2

Master Edition 1/1 available

Shiprock, New Mexico USA

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Audio Mood

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Magic Sound Fabric - I Am the Wave

Still time-lapse of 700 captures over 6 hours

Judge's Comment: "Excellent technique used for star trail capture, beautiful use of leading line, core landscape subject well lit in terms of light shaping!"

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Cover of Digital Photographer Magazine Nov 2019

GOLD WPE Europe Awards 2020

GOLD World's Top 10 Landscape Photographers 2019

Moscow International Foto Awards MIFA 2020 GOLD Medal

ViewBug Covers Contest Nov 2019 Finalist

             Social Exposure Finalist 2020

             Mountain Ranges Finalist 2020

Dark Sky Travels Magazine Featured Photograph Nov 2019

I-SHOT-IT Mark Of Excellence 2019

One Eyeland Submissions 2019 Photo of the Week

YouPic Photography Submissions 2019 Inspirational Star & Cover

ePHOTOzine POTW Award, Top Editor's, Guest Editior's & Reader's 

                   Award, Best of 2019 Award

13th Annual International Color Awards 2020 Nominee in Nature

IPA One Shot 2020 Honorable Mention

Pixoto Best of Year Award 2019

Shoot the Frame Finalist July 2020

The Motif Collective 2020 Shortlist

Better Photography Magazine Photo of the Year 2020 SILVER

RISE Int'l Photography Awards 2020 Bronze

PX3 Prix de la Photographie de Paris 2020 SIlver Night Photography

Int"l Photography Awards IPA 2020 Honorable Mention

AAP Magazine Merit Award, Magazine Featured 2020

MPI Master Photo Image Challenge 2020 Bronze Awarded

The Chromatic International Awards 2020 Honorable Mention

Siena Int'l Photography Awards 2021 Shortlist Finalist

Photo is Light Brazil 2020 Top 10 Landscape Award

FAPA Itn'l 2021 Nominated

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