The Solar Eclipse and its Path of Totality

I had the unique opportunity of driving north to experience a total solar eclipse. It was a last minute adventurous decision my wife and I made around 5 p.m., but … Continue reading The Solar Eclipse and its Path of Totality

Moonburst over Balanced Rock Silhouette

Balanced Rock in Arches National Park is a little challenging to photograph when the moon is up. It makes it near impossible to get the rock illuminated, since the typical … Continue reading Moonburst over Balanced Rock Silhouette

Arches, Stars and Jupiter Captured in a Photo

Arches National Park is amazing by day… but I strongly recommend people take it all in by night as well. While taking a family vacation in Moab earlier this month, … Continue reading Arches, Stars and Jupiter Captured in a Photo

Moon rises at sunset behind snow-covered mountains

This week is the first full moon since I received my 70-300mm lens for Christmas, so it was only natural that I was on the lookout for a great shot … Continue reading Moon rises at sunset behind snow-covered mountains

Shooting the moon with a new camera lens

When I saw a Canon 70-300mm IS USM lens under the tree Christmas morning, I thought it only fitting for my first exposures with it to be of the moon. … Continue reading Shooting the moon with a new camera lens

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2014 Desk Calendar of the Colorado Plateau

From the narrow canyons to the expansive landscapes, the Colorado Plateau has it all. Following a multi-day workshop to the area, I collected my best 12 photos and designed a … Continue reading 2014 Desk Calendar of the Colorado Plateau

Moon rising in the distance

When our Utah Photo Workshop group arrived at Horseshoe Bend for a sunset photo shoot, I wasn’t feeling it because the lighting was too harsh. So I started flipping my … Continue reading Moon rising in the distance

Weekly Photo Challenge: One shot, two ways

The other night I went out to the Bonneville Salt Flats in western Utah to capture some star photos. I planned to arrive just before sunset to capture that event, … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: One shot, two ways

Full moon rises over the Wasatch Mountains

While driving back home from a trip up to Ogden, Utah, for a family party, I got to thinking about the time the moon would rise from behind the mountains … Continue reading Full moon rises over the Wasatch Mountains

Capturing the super moon with leaves in silhouette

Making the best of an unexpected situation can sometimes be the only way to go. While camping at Jordanelle State Park on Friday night, I was expecting to capture some … Continue reading Capturing the super moon with leaves in silhouette

Capturing the moon and unveiling the Carltonaut logo

What better way to unveil my new logo for Carltonaut Photography than by pairing it with a photo I shot of the moon moments ago. I have no intention of … Continue reading Capturing the moon and unveiling the Carltonaut logo

Fun Photography: On the Way to the Harvest Moon

Manned exploration to the moon ceased before I was born in 1980. Now in my 30s, I am fascinated with the history, grandeur and intrigue of the space program (yes, … Continue reading Fun Photography: On the Way to the Harvest Moon