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For the past few years, I have been capturing California Milky Way photography and images over the night sky over my home state. Here are some of the images that I have taken on my adventures.

Countless nights spent stargazing on top of the hills in Santa Ynez and Santa Barbara California. The first three images were taken in the Santa Ynez hills. The last three images were taken on top of Mount Figueroa in Los Olivos CA.

 

The first photo is a self portrait taken at Arch Rock in Joshua Tree National Park. The second photo is a panoramic shot of the Milky Way taken over the Joshua trees.

This set of photos was taken at the Trona Pinnacles in the desert of Southern California.

Milky Way Tree California

The Galaxy shown over the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. These are some of the oldest living trees in the world.

These three images were taken in the Eastern Seirra Mountains. The first was taken at the Anicent Bristlecones, second was taken at the Alabama Hills and the third was taken at Mono Lake.

Yosemite National Park is one of my favorite places to stargaze and watch the Milky Way.

These three images were taken in remote areas of Death Valley.

The Anza Borrego desert is one of the best places to view the Milky Way in Southern California. These photos were taken at Fonts Point.

Forest Milky Way Night Sky Panorama

This photo was taken at Mt Laguna in eastern San Diego. Airglow filled the sky with shades of green.

Here’s two photos from Point Reyes in Northern California.

The first image was taken at Shark Fin Cove in Davenport CA. The second image is a self portrait at Davenport Beach.

The Mendocino coast had some of the darkest skies I had seen in California. These two photos were taken at Bowling Ball Beach.

These are two of my favorite images from my California Milky Way series. The first image was taken at the Pfeiffer Beach. The dim moonlight set behind the arch allowing for the Milky Way to be seen above. The second image is a portrait taken in Borrego Springs.

 

8 Comments

  1. Hi,

    The Milky Way and the sky looks soft and nice, with all the details.

    How to do this effect?

  2. Breathtaking photos! Were all of these taken with the A7R?

  3. This is absolutely amazing.Never have i felt more good searching for photographs.Mind blowing.

  4. All of these photos are AMAZING!! What lens would you recommend for me to even attempt to take photos like these? I have a Canon T6i and a Sony a6000.

  5. Steve McCarthy

    Your photos are stunning. If I can ask, what time of the year and evening were the photos in Northern California shot? Thanks

  6. so nice pictures… thank u bro

  7. Kenny Hall

    Can you tell me where I can go in northern ca. to film the Milky Way at this time?

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