Photoville 2021 Submissions

Image descriptions for the Under One Sky project, by Stan Honda.

Haleakala National Park, Hawaii, 2019. A view from inside the crater of the Haleakala volcano looking up to the Milky Way. At this elevation of about 7,000 feet and shielded from artificial light, a sky full of stars can be seen. It is a sky that should be seen everywhere at this latitude, but light pollution blocks overwhelms the light from many stars.
Fort Union National Monument, New Mexico, 2020. Moonlight illuminates wagon wheels and remnants of a 19th century U.S. Army fort on the north eastern plains of New Mexico. Utilizing the moon as a light source for the surrounding landscape allows me to depict a naturalistic rendition of the Earth and sky.
Moonrise, Manhattan, 2017. A full moon rises over lower Manhattan at sunset. Haze, pollution and shooting through lots of the atmosphere creates the orange hue of the moon, the last rays of the setting sun are reflected in the glass of skyscrapers. Celestial objects can be seen from large urban areas such as New York City.
Moonset, Statue of Liberty, 2017. I look for landmarks when doing any of my night sky photography and New York has many well known ones. Finding a spot in Battery Park I was able to line up a setting crescent moon with the Statue of Liberty one evening. Structures like these become my foreground subject matter when photographing in New York.
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