Night Sky and Desert Sage

A view of the night sky from somewhere in the Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument:

 

 

The famous photographer Ansel Adams used an analogy from music when he said that in photography, the negative was the score, and the print the performance.  This panorama has been available on our website for some 3 years, but recently I felt it was time for a better “performance”, so I’ve taken the original images files and completely reworked them.  Hopefully I went in the right direction!

Enjoy,

Martin

A Non Utah Panorama!

It may be hard to believe, but the invisible force-field which apparently keeps me in Utah shooting panoramas seems to have experienced a power failure, and this is the result:

 

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Years ago I was lucky enough to marry a girl from Northern California’s redwood country, and have been visiting these woods ever since.  I’ve ended up with a small collection of panoramas from these forests which I’ll be sharing in the coming months.  We’re setting up a separate website to house outside-of-Utah panoramas, so you will notice some 360s under the URL radialview.com.

Thanks to all of you for subscribing. Some of you email me periodically, and I respond to each email I receive, but the internet is a busy place, and some emails get filtered out along their path, so if you don’t receive a response, please accept my apologies.

Best,

Martin

Albion Basin and Devil’s Castle

The last of the summer wild flowers in Albion Basin, above Alta, Utah:

 

Devil’s Castle is the rugged mountain behind you in the opening view in this panorama.

Thanks for viewing!

Martin

 

Alien Mud Circles

Utah’s answer to crop circles.

Well…..  just kidding of course.   The Sevier Lake in Utah’s western desert region is usually just a mud flat. You wouldn’t want to swim here even if you could, but its dark skies offer a great view of the night sky:

 

 

Signs here advise against driving on the lake bed, and tire tracks in this panorama attest to the varying rates of success some have had.  I walked, and left the footprints you see on the soft surface.

Happy Trails!

Martin