Our galaxy in stunning photos

I’m not sure of legality here, but I received these fantastic photos in an email, so assumed it might be OK to pass them on….. I’ll include the text that came with them:

Salt Lake City photographer Royce Bair uses digital cameras and what he describes as a ‘copious collection of portable incandescent and flash lighting equipment’ to capture his unique views of the night sky over Utah’s spectacular canyons. His shots of Wall Street Canyon at Bryce Canyon National Park with the stars of our own galaxy, the Milky Way blazing overhead showcase some of his technique. Bair has been lecturing on night photography for two decades.

A photograph of ‘Wall Street’ canyon at Bryce Canyon National Park on September 20, 2011 in Utah, showing a view across our own galaxy, the Milky Way

Stunningly beautiful images capture the glory of the Milky Way taken with a digital camera

A photograph of Thor’s Hammer at Bryce Canyon National Park on September 20, 2011 in Utah with the Milky Way overhead

Bair says, ‘My Nightscapes are exposures of the night sky with a landscape feature. All are evening time exposures. Many are taken with special equipment in order expose the night stars without blurring. Some land features are enhanced with light painting. I have been giving lectures and workshops, internationally, on night photography for two decades.’

Bryce Canyon Amphitheater at Bryce Canyon National Park on September 21, 2011 in Utah

under lighted night exposure at Arches National Park on May 4, 2010 in Utah

Moonrise at Bryce Canyon National Park

The Milky Way over Jackson Lake and Tetons at Grand Teton National Park on August 23, 2011 in Wyoming

Milky Way stars over Grand Teton Mountain Range at Grand Teton National Park on August 23, 2011 in Wyoming

Delicate Arch, and Milky Way stars at Arches National Park on October 19, 2011 in Utah

A photograph of a meteor streaking between the Big Dipper and Polaris on January 4, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah

Double Arch and Milky Way stars at Arches National Park on October 19, 2011 in Utah

A photograph of a ‘hole in the wall’ at Arches National Park on October 21, 2011 in Utah

Stunningly beautiful images capture the glory of the Milky Way taken with just a simple digital camera. Revealing the Earth’s place in our swirling galaxy, the pictures on display look like they could have been snapped with a million pound telescope not a readily available camera. And incredibly, photographer Royce Bair has only been turning his lens to the night’s sky for the past six months. Calling his series “Night Scapes’, Royce created the erie and ghostly images by visiting some of America’s most famous national parks.  PHOTOGRAPH BY Royce Bair / http://www.tssphoto.com/roycebair/

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41 thoughts on “Our galaxy in stunning photos

  1. WOW! Beautiful photos. WELCOME! Thank you for subscribing to follow my blog. I hope you are encouraged, inspired and enjoy the photos I take as I journey through my retirement years.

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