The Milky Way Over Bryce Canyon

Occasionally, everything comes together to create the perfect moment.  That was my experience in making this panorama, and I hope it has the same effect for you:



In early summer the Milky Way is low in the eastern sky at nightfall, and is seen here from a point along the Fairyland Loop Trail in Bryce Canyon National Park.  The otherwise dark (at night) rock formations are illuminated here courtesy of some lights I brought along.

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Zion National Park Boulders

A boulder strewn section of canyon along the trail to The Subway in Zion National Park:



I’m glad I wasn’t around when any of these fell here, although it would be quite an experience to view from a safe vantage point!

Thank you for viewing!  I hope you are all enjoying a good summer (Northern Hemisphere) or winter (Southern Hemisphere).  You folks at the equator…… well, whatever.

Martin van Hemert


Star Trails Over The Bonneville Salt Flats

This panorama began as a test of exposure times and equipment. It represents about 45 minutes of star rotation.  For the longest time I’ve hesitated to share it because I wasn’t actually sure if I liked it, or if it just gave me a headache!


I hope it provides some interest, and doesn’t increase your aspirin bill :)

As always, thank you so much for viewing and sharing these!


Bryce Canyon – Navajo Loop

Bryce Canyon contains a unique combination of rock formations intermixed with pine trees, as seen in our newest offering:


Bryce Canyon is not a canyon in the technical sense of the term; it was not formed by a central river or stream.  Rather, it is the result of direct rain and snowfall into the amphitheaters found here.  The precipitation which falls on the plateau above actually flows away from these amphitheaters.

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All The Best,

Martin van Hemert