As a child I loved staying up late with a tiny telescope watching the sky, and that same passion now influences my photography and travel. I tend to visit remote places where there’s low light pollution, such as the Dry Tortugas and regions of the Rockies, where many of the photos below were taken.
Exploring in the dark makes most of us naturally uncomfortable, but when the sun sets it is truly a whole new world out there. Mundane elements such as a tree or a hill can transform into remarkable subjects. Of course, there’s always the process of getting to remote locations, setting up the camera, and trying to shoot in the darkness, which makes for misadventures — a few of which I’ve recounted below.
All photos by the author.