Congress

Thought you had issues with Congress or Obama before? Wait 'til you hear what they have in store for you on Thursday. It's mind-blowing. World-changing.
The most incredible parts are described at least 2 to 4 or more minutes into this, so be patient.

New Death Valley Images from 2015 Visits

I'm working on a detailed guide to photography locations in Death Valley, so I'm finding a lot of nice photos from there from the past 10 years that I've been exploring the park. I found quite a few nice locations and compositions in Death Valley in 2015. You can see many of my photos in a 2015 album on my Death Valley Workshops page on G+:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/116469806647181209109/116469806647181209109/posts

In most years I've been too busy to collect my Top 10 photos for the prior year, but this year I started off the year sick, so I caught up on ten years of Top 10 collections in my down time.

Here are my new "Top 10 From The Last 10" blog posts:

2015 Top 10 Travel Photos
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/01/02/top-10-travel-photos-2015/

2014 Top 10 Travel Photos
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/01/09/top-10-travel-photos-2014/

2013 Top 10 Travel Photos
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/01/07/top-10-travel-photos-2013/

2012 Top 10 Travel Photos
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/01/04/top-10-travel-photos-2012/

2011 Top 10 Travel Photos
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/01/02/top-10-travel-photos-2011/

2010 Top 10 Travel Photos
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2016/01/01/top-10-travel-photos-2010/

2009 Top 10 Travel Photos
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2015/12/31/top-10-travel-photos-2009/

2008 Top 10 Travel Photos
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2015/12/30/top-10-travel-photos-2008/

2007 Top 10 Travel Photos
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2015/12/30/top-10-travel-photos-2007/

2006 Top 10 Travel Photos
http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/2015/12/30/top-10-travel-photos-2006/

#landscapephotography #deathvalley #travelphotography #Canon

 

*Comet Catalina Nears Its Closest Point to Earth This Week^

A photo of Comet Catalina at 12:34 am this morning.

Originally shared by +Jeff Sullivan Photography

Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina This Morning
Comet Catalina was easy to find this morning as it passed near the bright star Alkaid, at the far end of the Big Dipper's handle.

www.JeffSullivanPhotography.com
#Comet #Catalina #astrophotography #astronomy #news

 

Perseid Meteor Shower 2013 – Time-lapse Astrophotography

So sorry to hear of the loss of David Bowie to cancer.

Originally shared by +Jeff Sullivan

Perseid Meteor Shower 2013 – Time-lapse Astrophotography
Over six minutes of footage from recent nights, set to the InFiction remix of David Bowie's "Let's Dance", as featured in the recent Kia commercial.

For best results and to see the most meteors, be sure and watch it on YouTube and use the option at the bottom to watch it in HD, either 720P or 1080P HD resolution.

I've given this a few hours head start on G+… +87 so far… now I'll try it on another site and let's see which results in the most response.

Top 10 Travel Photos: 2014

Milky Way rising behind the Standard Mill in Bodie, California

Continuing the retrospective look at my last decade of travel and landscape photography, 2006 – 2015, here are some of my favorites from 2014.

Sierra Crest Sunset Layers
The Minarets and Sierra Nevada at sunset
Snowy Day at Mono Lake
Mono Lake tufa rock formations selectively lit by the sun
Bodie Sunset Re-edit with HDR
Sunset in Bodie State Historic Park, California
SUCCESS!
NASA’s Orion EFT-1 launch at Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Sunrise Yesterday Morning
There’s no place like home.  A rock sheep enclosure at sunrise, Topaz Lake (on the California/Nevada border).
Revisting an Old Friend
One of the Death Valley slot canyons disclosed in my “Photographing California – South” guidebook
Partially Eclipsed Moon Setting, October 8, 2014
Moon setting over the Sierra Nevada, while emerging from the earth’s shadow during a lunar eclipse!
Wild Mustangs
Wild mustangs in the Eastern Sierra

Bristlecone Pine
Playing with depth of field in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest (iPhone 5S)

This was a selection of a few of my favorites from an album of over 45 photos from 2013, so there are many more that you might prefer over these. To see more of them, click on the link or album photo below.

More of my favorite photos from 2014:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffreysullivan/albums/72157650285822751

2014 Favorites
#landscapephotography #travelphotography #photography #top10

Top 10 Travel Photos: 2013

Fall colors season came early and went really fast in 2013
Sunset Over Bodie Main Street
The most amazing sunset I’ve experienced in Bodie so far!

Continuing the retrospective look at my last decade of travel and landscape photography, 2006 – 2015.  Here are some of my favorites from 2013.

Wild Iris at Sunset in Bodie State Historic Park
This is during that same June 2013 sunset in Bodie as the photo above!
Valley View Times Two
What amazing light at Yosemite’s Valley View!
Moon in Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Rising Over Mono Lake
I don;t know how many times I’ve pursued the moon rise at Mono Lake, but it’s different every time!
Monitor Pass Sunset Sun Rays
Amazing sun rays over Ebbetts Pass, as seen from Monitor Pass
Zabriskie Point Morning Light
Gower Wash below Zabriskie Point
Light Painting in Badwater Basin
Light Painting on the Badwater Salt Flats in Death Valley National Park
Lenticular Clouds at Sunset
Lenticular clouds at sunset in my front yard at Topaz Lake, on the California / Nevada border.
Cloudy La Jolla Evening
The “potholes” on the California Coast near La Jolla

This was a selection of a few of my favorites from an album of over 45 photos from 2013, so there are many more that you might prefer over these. To see more of them, click on the link or album photo below.

More of my favorite photos from 2013: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffreysullivan/albums/72157651147968922 2013 Favorites

#landscapephotography #travelphotography #photography #top10

 

Top 10 Travel Photos: 2012

Mid-October, 2012, about a week before a storm dropped 3 feet of snow on the Sierra Nevada.
First Strike
I was out camping to catch the Lyrid meteor shower in April, and this storm started as I was cooking dinner on the campfire!

Continuing the retrospective look at my last decade of travel and landscape photography, 2006 – 2015.  Here are some of my favorites from 2012. Although this was my second full year covering Southern California for my guidebook “Photographing California Vol. 2 – South, A guide to the natural landmarks of the Golden State“, I still had an absurd amount of ground to cover for the book!

Moon Rise Behind Half Dome
I pursued a lot of astrophotography in 2012, including many moon-landmark alignments, which change every year
In the Pre-Dawn Mist
These fishermen didn’t even see the coyote on the beach behind them!
Starry Night over Bodie Church
In 2012 I started my night photography workshops in the authentic Wild West “ghost town” of Bodie. Join us this year!
Eclipse Moon Set Under Belt of Venus
This alignment I anticipated weeks in advance was photographed from over a dozen miles away.
Twilight at Mono Lake
Sometimes the soft  light of twilight can be better then the adjacent sunrise or sunset!  Mono Lake.
Lake Tahoe Winter Sunrise
Lake Tahoe in sunrise light
Storm Light at Bodie State Historic Park
Bodie during golden hour, after the park visitors have left and we have the place entirely to ourselves!
Venus Transit of the Sun, from Earth
Everyone was going to shoot Venus crossing in front of the sun, but I added earth to the composition as well!

This was a selection of a few of my favorites from an album of over 50 photos from 2012, so there are many more that you might prefer over these. To see more of them, click on the link or album photo below.

More of my favorite photos from 2012:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffreysullivan/sets/72157651147837112

2012 Favorites

#landscapephotography #travelphotography #photography #top10