• Terri Barry
    Terri Barry
    This is the Mongla Stupa in the Khumbu Region of Nepal. This is my 2019 favorite because I to it while my husband and I were on a 15 day trek from Lukla to Gyo. The trip included summiting Gyo Ri (17575 ft) at sunrise to view Mt Everest. We had hoped for many nights of astrophotography but this was the only clear night. We were lucky enough to be staying in the tea house right above this stupa. It was a magical trip that I will never forget.
  • Chris Marler
    Chris Marler
    This is a composite shot taken in November at Skogafoss Falls in Iceland. It’s my favorite of 2019 because I’ve been trying to capture the northern lights for years, and I was finally able to do that on this trip. I used the technique Brad taught us by combining a long exposure foreground shot with a 20 second sky shot.
  • John Watkins
    John Watkins
    This image was taken in late summer at Yellowstone National Park. It was really dark that night with the Milky Way vertical and bright in the sky, with Jupiter just above the horizon. When I processed the image, I was ighted to find that it captured geyser activity in the foreground. The vast night sky, the lake with reflections and the geysers made it my best of 2019.
  • Bill Mickle
    Bill Mickle
    This is a shot of another surreal landscape, similar to Bisti, yet unique. It makes me feel like I am rela on a Martian landscape, listening to "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" by Pink Floyd - a very calming effect.
  • Kevin Railsback
    Kevin Railsback
    The challenge of combining multiple techniques in both shooting and editing this image makes it the most complex image I’ve ever created. The beauty of the scene, the night spent under the stars with friends and the fond memories of my time spent in Utah easily makes this my favorite image of 2019.
  • David Wilson
    David Wilson
    This is a picture take on a tour in Armenia to the Garni Temple at night. The Garni temple was built in the first or second century and was destroyed by an earthquake in 1679. It was reconstructed in 1969-1975 by the Russians. Garni is the only remaining pagan temple in Armenia. On the tour we had 15 minutes to explore. In those 15 minutes, I pulled up starwalk 2, figured out where the milky way was and found it to be standing nearly vertical.
  • Richard Taft
    Richard Taft
    Emerald Lake was the first location we stopped at during the August 2019 Lassen Volcanic National Park Night Photography Workshop. The frogs were very noisy as we initially made our way down the path around the lake to our imaging site … the night sky was specular as we were loing south to the central core of the Milky Way. This is a single image taken with a Canon 6DM2 camera and a Sigma Art 20mm lens (15sec, f/2, iso6400).
  • Carol Gaupp
    Carol Gaupp
    This doesn't match the nighttime photography theme, but is the shot of the year for me. While canoeing in the BWCA in Northern Minnesota this past September, we came across this adult loon attempting to swallow an enormous smallmouth bass. The battle between the loon and fish to about four minutes before it was swallowed whole. It needed to be d up yet right (head first). I like this shot because of the details, the water pouring out of the mouth of the doomed fish, etc. Ended up being published in the Star Tribune newspaper.
  • Michael Duncan
    Michael Duncan
    This is my favorite picture from 2019 because it represents a new level of capability for me. It was taken in moonlight and used focus stacking techniques, both of which were processing challenges. The location was difficult to get to but had great rewards due to the fabulous view of Mt. Shasta. It think it is my best nighttime picture so far. It was taken during one of Brad's Mt. Shasta Workshops in July.
  • Jeffrey Lovelace
    Jeffrey Lovelace
    This may not be my best image of 2019, but it is my favorite. This was the first shoot in which I to full advantage of my astro modified A7 III. It shows the Reds/Magentas of the nebulae in the northern Milky Way, revealing that it can be can nearly as interesting as our galaxy’s core. I shot this pano at the May workshop after I had “finished” shooting, and while I waited for everyone else to start packing up. Everything else I shot that night was meh…and that’s how it always seems to go.