Took a group of people to the Chiricahua National Monument in Arizona over the weekend for a night photography workshop from Dallas Texas.
Took us 13 hours of driving and then a 3.5 mile hike up to the Heart of Rocks area from the trail head. This route consists of the Ed Riggs, Mushroom Rock, Big Balanced Rock and Heart of Rocks Loop Trails.
On our way up we were racing against a thunderstorm. Still caught in the rain, we found a small cave to hide out in as it was lighting and pouring down rain. Even though we were there for the night photography, we still wanted to have some great sunset shots. Luckily, the storm broke and we looked out and could see a beautiful double rainbow.
With only about 15 minutes of perfect light, we were all scrambling around taking as many shots as possible. This one was my favorite, then as the rainbow faded we focused on some of the main rock formations as they turned a deep read. The perfect light, you can see the sunset shot of this on the Sunsets and Sunrise page here.
The group from Texas for the photography workshop was very pleased with what we came back with for our effort. We got some great night shots with the moon in a perfect phase to help light up the night landscape. I will update with an image we came away with in a new post.
Next Weekend Warrior night photography workshop will be a trip into the Badlands of New Mexico over Memorial Day weekend. We will all meet in Dallas Texas and caravan out and some can even just meet us in the area. We still have several spots left for the night photography workshop. So sign up today!
Long night waiting for the Blood Moon Eclipse.
Since 1 AD, this Tetrad has occurred on these holy days a total of 7 times. In 2014-2015, it will be the 8th time. It won’t occur again for another 500 years.
Tetrads of four sequential lunar eclipses with no intervening partial lunar eclipses occurs 6 other times in this century, but this is the only time it occurs on the Jewish holy days of Passover and Feast of Tabernacles.
The last time that four blood red moons occurred together was in 1967-1968, probably related to the recapture of Jerusalem by Israel. The time that the tetrad occurred before this was in 1949-1950, probably related to Israel becoming a nation. Before this time, the last occurrence was 1493-1494, probably related to the expulsion of the Jews from Spain.
Since 1 AD, this tetrad has occurred on these holy days a total of 7 times. In 2014-2015, it will be the 8th time. It won’t occur again for another 500 years.
Jewish religious year begins with the total solar eclipse March 20, 2015, then two weeks later the third total lunar eclipse occurs on Passover, April 4, 2015, and then the civil year beginning with the total solar eclipse on September 13, 2015 followed two weeks later by the fourth total blood red moon on the Feast of Succoth, September 28, 2015.
Time to go back to bed.
Drove all the way out last night from the Dallas area to Glenrio New Mexico and put on a light painting workshop and night photography lessons session for several people and used several abandoned buildings off old Route 66 as our backdrop setting.
Seven hour drive and 6 hours of night photography. Had the whole place to ourselves. Great place for our light painting workshop and night photography lessons.
Glenrio sits just a few yards to the south of Interstate 40 at Texas Exit 0 on Business I-40, a road which turns into a local gravel road at the state line. This was the original Route 66 alignment between Glenrio and San Jon.
Located on Route 66, the ghost town sits on the Texas/New Mexico state line.
Shot several other buildings here as well and will post them later.
Every weekend is an opportunity for individual Personal photography lessons, one on one photography classes and night photography lessons or light painting workshops throughout Texas. Click here for more details.
There is no place to find inner peace than a night in the desert. So this Memorial Day weekend I will be putting on a workshop in the Badlands of New Mexico. We will leave from Dallas Texas, or you can meet us at a designated location.
Target areas are the Bisti Badlands, The King of Wings with directions and GPS coordinates to where the King of Wings are located. As well as another Badlands location close by called the Ah-shi-sle-pah Badlands.
The workshop is limited to seven people, so get your reservations in now. Cost is $300. If you are in the Dallas area, I have room for three people to ride with me. Otherwise we can caravan to these locations. I have the GPS coordinates to the King of Wings and have been to these badlands over 7 times. So I know the best spots for us to come away with some fantastic night shots and teach light painting and various other techniques you may never have thought about using to illuminate your landscape scenes.
Check or Paypal is accepted. Call for details or contact me through the contact page.
Each weekend I am out traveling doing light painting photography. So why not tag along and have it turn into a personal one on one night photography lesson for you. Some people like attending a group sized Light Painting workshop. Some feel more comfortable with personal or private night photography lessons.
I typically am traveling within a 7 hour window for distance. So drive time can vary from 2hours to 7 hours. There are a lot of locations to explore under the night sky. So drop me a line and see when you would like to join up. Price would be the same as a typical private photography lesson I teach in the Dallas and Fort Worth area.
Night photography and light painting workshop in Texas will be held on the weekends from June through August.
Locations for the Light Painting Workshop will be held at several locations.
An old farm near Calvert Texas as well as other locations near Calvert.
Fort Griffen State Park
Abandoned factory in Fort Worth
Abandoned drive-in near Bohnam Texas
Ghost town in Texola Oklahoma
Checks may be sent as well as using paypal.
Classes are small to make sure the individual attention is given to those taking the workshop.
One on One attention is given to the individuals and their night photography lessons.
Contact Keith Kapple @ 972-439-7631 for more info.
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