• David Beckemeier
    David Beckemeier
    Best photo of 2019, Raven's nest Maine. Foreground in the blue hour; sky is a stack of 10 exposures 20 seconds each, in sequator. Did it the night before my workshop and was pleasantly surprised.
  • Esther Fleming
    Esther Fleming
    I to this in Arizona during monsoon season. I liked the starry sky with the thunderstorm below. After a long day of storm chasing, we were headed to the hotel when this one last storm popped up. We pulled off the interstate and started shooting. I was ighted when I saw the opportunity for stars. It turned out to be one of my favorite pictures of the trip.
  • Thomas Piekunka
    Thomas Piekunka
    Here is my favorite image from 2019. It is titled, "Death and Life".
  • Ian Jones
    Ian Jones
    The aurora borealis over the Great Slave Lake. Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. This image was taken during a solar storm and while there were numerous images taken throughout the night, this one, for me, is the best combining clouds, conifers, the multicolored aurora and reflection off the lake.
  • Evie Urbina
    Evie Urbina
    This image was taken at 13,000ft at my favorite run out and shoot spot because I have clear skies (mostly). I had planned of shooting the Milky Way arching over a star gazing castle ruins at the summit (14,000), unfortunately someone else had made plans to shoot selfies with their car headlights. After patiently waiting for half an hour for them to finish my shot was spoiled. So, I decided to head back down a little ways to this beautiful location and try my luck, it payed off! I to this shot just in time. Had I arrived slightly earlier the reflection would have been perfect; the wind kicked in while I was setting up. Instead of getting a reflection I got the storm clouds rising! To be able to shoot at 14,000ft is great! Watching the thunder and lightning storm all around below you is amazing, this shot captures both, the drive home in the down pour not so amazing. I decided to pack it up after this pano because I felt like I was being watched! While editing the photos I discovered that I was! To the right of the image in-between the mountains there was a herd of big horned sheep (they didn’t survive the edit).
  • Kelly Davenport
    Kelly Davenport
    This star trail is a composite of 75 individual images I shot at Deam Lake State Recreation area in Borden, Indiana. I used a Nikon D7500 with a Rinon 14mm lens and an intervalometer. I started off shooting with an ISO of 1600 for 15 seconds with an aperture of 2.8. As the sky got darker, I increased my ISO to 2000. The light pollution on the bottom right is the Louisville, Kentucky, metro area, including the towns of New Albany, Jeffersonville and Clarksville, Indiana. One of the reasons this image is among my favorites of 2019, my monochrome version of this image won 3rd place at this year's Kentucky State Fair. I enjoyed going to the fair and overhearing people talk about my image and trying to figure out how I created it. I have to give a special shoutout to Brad Goldpaint for teaching me how to create this. Thanks Brad!
  • Lynn Clauer
    Lynn Clauer
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  • Gloria Cropper
    Gloria Cropper
    I grew up in Kansas where storms were common and came with assertiveness. Living in Seattle now for twenty years I have greatly missed thunderstorms like it was a lost of mine that I hadn’t known I d until it was gone. Then one September night, without warning, I heard thunder from my home and then I saw a bright light flash from my window. Could it be? I drove to my neighborhood viewpoint with my umbrella hovering over my camera and I photographed and yelled out in glee to have had my lost visit me.
  • Yoshiki Nakamura
    Yoshiki Nakamura
    This is from Mt. Rainier when the moon began shedding light on the mountain top.
  • Tim Herring
    Tim Herring
    The dark skies of SE Oregon were my go to location in 2019, with four visits during the year. Several of the trips were to experiment with new gear combinations, mounting vintage fish-eyes on a new mirror-less body, pushing f/5.6 lenses with new sensors, or trying really fast glass under the stars. The heavy green air glow made it a challenging year, still figuring out the best way to adapt to it. In the fall I hoped to be there when a land speed record would chased, but the day before I was to go they tragically had a crash that claimed the drivers life. I postponed my trip until a month later and enjoyed crisp nights with brilliant stars, and a somber visit to lake bed. This image sums up the year, great skies under the watch of the Steens, with tracks leading to who knows where. caelum certe patet
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