"Starlight Highway" - This is what the drive to the Chisos Mountains Lodge looks like on a clear night :) Shot on my astrophotography workshop last year. I have 3 spots left for my 2016 workshop, details in the comments! Hope you all enjoy, feel free to share! ... See MoreSee Less
*Not sure if it's OK to share this here, since it is technically not in the park, so feel free to let me know if I'm breaking any rules and I'll remove this post :)
A couple of weeks ago I got the crazy idea of doing a weekend trip from Houston to Big Bend just for taking this photo, so I'm glad it turned out OK. I got scared when getting there and seeing another group of photographers at the cemetery, but fortunately we were able to work together (they got their shots and move inside the cemetery while I got all my equipment out) This is just one photo, no photoshop was used to merge the model and the sky. Let me know what you think of this photo and check out my photography page for more night sky shots :)
My biggest regret for this one is that I almost didn't have time to do anything else since I had to drive back home the next morning, so I'll have to plan a longer stay next time. ... See MoreSee Less
The elegant skull and the milky way [En español abajo]
This photo represents a couple of first for me. For example, this is the first photo that I’ve taken with a model and using remote controlled flash to capture the stars and the model in one shot. Also, it marks the first time I drive 1,400 miles, driving over 22 hours roundtrip in one weekend, just to get some shots.
The elegant skull (or La Catrina by it’s name in Spanish) is an iconic image from the Day of the Death Mexican celebration. It seemed very fitting to do this shot at the Terlingua ghost town cemetery.
I want to give a big thank you to Sureya Mir for not only being patient and standing still for 15-20 seconds in utter darkness for each shot, but also for bringing the wardrobe and doing her own make up.
Esta foto representa un par de cosas nuevas para mi. Por ejemplo, esta es la primera foto que tomo con una modelo usando flashes con control remoto para poder capturar las estrellas y la modelo en una sola foto. También representa la primera vez que manejo 1,400 millas (mas de 2,250 kilómetros), por mas de 22 horas de manejo viaje redondo en un fin de semana solo para tomar unas fotos.
La Catrina se ha vuelto una imagen icónica de la celebración del día de muertos en Mexico, por lo que me pareció adecuado el tomar esta foto en el cementerio del pueblo fantasma de Terlingua.
Quiero aprovechar para agradecer a Sureya Mir no solamente por ser paciente y quedarse quieta por 15-20 segundos en la oscuridad para cada foto, sino por haber llevado su propio vestuario y hacer su maquillaje.