It was great to be back at Rocky Mountain National Park for the 2016 Night Sky Festival, especially during the centennial celebration of the National Park Service. Thanks to rangers Barbara Scott and Cynthia Langguth for inviting me to give a talk and workshop at the festival and to Jean Muenchrath for allowing Ann and me to stay in the amazing William Allen White artist-in-residence cabin. The 10 days in the park allowed me to explore a few places I hadn’t photographed and I could return to familiar places to see new scenes. Betsy and Roger Leverton were helpful as ever during the Wednesday Evening Program Artists Talks. Thanks also to all the volunteers and staff for making the stay incredible as usual.

Moonlight on Sprague Lake.

Moonlight on Sprague Lake.

Moonrise above the clouds.

Alpine adventure: moonrise above the clouds at the Tundra Communities trail.

Amazing rock formations on the tundra. If you look closely, above and to the left of the center of the image is the Andromeda Galaxy.

Amazing rock formations on the tundra. If you look closely, above and to the left of the center of the image is the Andromeda Galaxy.

Another picture from the alpine adventure on the tundra. Giant rocks illuminated by the rising moon.

Giant rocks illuminated by the rising moon at the Tundra Communities.

Early morning Milky Way at Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead

Early morning Milky Way at Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead.

Moonlit trees at Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead.

Moonlit trees at Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead.

A time exposure of the ISS flying over Rocky

The International Space Station flying over Sprague Lake.

The Summer Triangle, Altair, Deneb and partially hidden Vega at Sprague Lake.

The Summer Triangle, Altair, Deneb and partially hidden Vega at Sprague Lake.

 

 

 

 

Moraine Park, July 28, 2016

Moraine Park, July 28, 2016

Sunrise, Longs Peak, July 29, 2016

Sunrise, Longs Peak, July 29, 2016

Touches down just beyond the cabin.

Double rainbow at Moraine Park.

Moose feeding on the Colorado River

Moose feeding on the Colorado River

 

 

 

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