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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.


Limited Editions 25, Artist Proofs 2

Master Edition 1/1 available

Shiprock, New Mexico USA

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Audio Mood

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
World Masters of Photography WMPO 2022 Shortlist Finalist
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
INYC Photo Awards 2022-2023 GOLD Award
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
MUSE Photography Awards 2021 Platinum Trophy

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