• John Watkins
    John Watkins
    If I had to choose one from 2018, this photo of Palouse Falls in Washington would be the one. It is a spectacular location with very dark skies. The combination of the night sky, the falls and the layers of rock in the canyon appeal to me greatly.
  • Kathleen Kingma
    Kathleen Kingma
    I captured the Persieds in 2018 using a fisheye on the Canon 6D and the iOptron SkyGuider Pro tracking mount. I've tried numerous times for such a composite and this was the first win! Location was near Lake Rosevelt in Arizona at one of our favorite boondockin camping spots. Why my favorite? I've tried so many times for meteor showers and finally nailed it!
  • Keith Lisk
    Keith Lisk
    This image was recorded in the Great Smy Mountains National Park, at one of the historic cabins in the Cades Cove area of the park. This image is my favorite because of the combination of the experience and the execution involved in creating this image.
  • Sanjiv Modi
    Sanjiv Modi
    This is my favorite night photograph of 2018. I had planned to take Milky Way picture in Ontario for last couple of years. In 2017, the location I had chosen did not work out because the road to get there was private with no public access. In July 2018 I happened to be in Toronto area visiting family. This location was near Kwartha Lakes. We pulled off the road with dark sky and found this tree aligning with Milky Way and Jupiter just above the horizon. This was my first shot that I planned using Photo Pills and Google Earth which worked out.
  • Howard Goldman
    Howard Goldman
    Grace Island anchors the west end of Isle Royale in northern Lake Superior. This image, my favorite of the year, reminds me of a perfect day on the Lake. Diane and I set out from Thunder Bay, Ontario and sailed across to Isle Royale with winds at first favorable, then adverse and finally back to favorable.
  • Terri Barry
    Terri Barry
    I to this image the night after the conclusion of the Mt Shasta 5 Day Alumni Workshop. Staying an extra day gave me time to visit a waterfall with my classmate Greg. I used several new techniques we learned in workshop both taking and processing the image. I titled this image "McCloud Skies" and entered in the CalEPA employee annual fall photo show. It sold immediately and I had quite a few requests for s from people who missed purchasing it. One went to a coworker who's family has been in the McCloud area for generations. The response to this photo made my photography year!
  • Kevin Railsback
    Kevin Railsback
    Earlier in the day, this was the spot in Yellowstone National Park where I was married. I told my wife I wanted something special to remember our day and suggested we go back to where we were married overloing Yellowstone Lake and take some photos. Not exactly your traditional wedding image but it’s one that means the world to us.
  • Thomas Piekunka
    Thomas Piekunka
    This image is my favorite because of the challenges involved in getting to this location, but also the fun and bonding experience that resulted from the adventure. Also, it was a challenge processing the image, but with help from a patient friend, I am pleased with the result.
  • Michael Duncan
    Michael Duncan
    I like this image because of the lighting techniques I used (thanks, Brad!) and because the Alabama Hills are such a striking place to photograph in.
  • Tim Herring
    Tim Herring
    This was a challenging year - Not as much flexibility in getting away to shoot, acquired some ancient slow glass and married them to fast new bodies to over come their limitations, weather, when I did get away, was not so cooperative. Met a great many new photographer friends, the company was awesome. I am still enad with the possibilities fish-eyes provide shooting the night sky. This capture has all this year was - shooting with new photographers, old lens, fisheye, weather and air glow! Loing forward to the next year to push what these lenses and bodies can do! Hope to see some of the alum, out there.