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Spire By Moonlight

We just wrapped up our Beyonds the Badlands Workshop. What a fun time that was! On our workshops, we try our best to position ourselves for unique shooting conditions. On this particular evening, the sky was full of dramatic clouds at sunset. But as the night progressed, the clouds gradually parted and the moon made a timely appearance perfectly above the spire. This was actually a crescent moon at 11% full. However, the camera renders it as a bright sphere because the moon is so much brighter than the stars. Once the moon had set, we quickly switched position and setup for Milky Way shots. It was definitely a productive and fun session!


If you missed out this year, we will release our 2021 Beyond the Badlands dates next Thursday, October 1 for public registration. For first dibs, be sure to join our Action Photog Loyalty Program.


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Taken circa 2020