“Illuminated mystery pours down from above in graceful submission under a starry night. Middle Falls shines with the night sky in a tidal pressure of living affinities, they open, they multiply discoveries, and reveal depths even faster than I can note them.”

‘Nighted Vail’ is the Grand Prize Winner of Outdoor Photographer Magazine’s 3rd Annual Great Outdoors Photography Contest and will be published in the July 2012 issue. Click HERE to see the article.
“Congratulations to Grand Prize winner Brad Goldpaint. This photograph is much more than just a night scene with the Milky Way. Goldpaint took advantage of digital photography to capture a unique place and moment in time. He describes the shot, “As an avid landscape astrophotographer, I wanted to find a perfect location for the annual Orionids meteor shower, peaking on October 21, 2011. I remembered a place called Middle Falls, located just outside the city of McCloud near my home in Mount Shasta, CA. This location had an open view just above the falls and faced directly east where the majority of the meteors would be coming from. Nighted Vail is a composite consisting of every meteor captured during the night and includes the Milky Way crashing into the illuminated falls.”
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