The Eyes of Utah? I think these two images look like “eyes”, at least to my eyes they do. The first one sort of looks like a evil serpent’s eye, while the second resembles a whale’s eye. (If you have never seen a whale up close, you’ll just have to trust me on that one.) Both of these arches are in Utah and are depicted here framing the Milky Way galaxy (“our” galaxy). My buddy Garry and I spent a long weekend photographing the night sky around Moab, Utah recently and these were two of my favorite images from the effort. We had to time our photography for when the Milky Way would be in the best position, since it rotates through the sky during the course of the night and can be anywhere from SE early in the evening to SW toward dawn. In each case I lit the surrounding arch with a bit of light to give some relief to the rocks. If you like these, check out my updated gallery of Arches National Park images, or my collection of Landscape Astrophotography. Cheers and thanks for looking!
- Under the African Night Sky
- Lunar Eclipse Sequence, Juniper and Standing Rock, Joshua Tree NP, April 2014.
- Light Painting Delicate Arch under the Milky Way, Arches National Park, Utah
- The Eyes of Utah – Natural Arches and the Milky Way
- Lunar Eclipse Sequence over Arch Rock, Blood Red Moon, April 14 2014
- Lunar Eclipse Blood Red Moon Sequence over Joshua Tree National Park
- Tips for Photographing the Blood Red Moon during a Total Lunar Eclipse
- Venus and Milky Way at Astronomical Twilight, Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park
- Full Moon Rising over the San Diego City Skyline
- Landscape Arch and Milky Way at Night, Arches National Park, Utah