Category Archives: Colorado
Stellar Tuesday – May 14, 2013.
As previously mentioned the weather here in Summit County, Colorado has been overcast, gray, and snowy for nearly 10 weeks so I was ecstatic to get out and shoot on such a clear night a few days back. In this image we see the Summer Milky Way rising over the Williams Fork Range in the Central Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The lights in the background are coming from nearby mountain towns as well as a soft glow from the city of Denver.
The Reds and Greens are what is known as Airglow. Basically, oxygen particles becomes ionized or excited during the day by sunlight. When they try to return to their normal state, they release visible light and microwaves. This is very similar to the way a glow-in-the-dark sticker works. The Green is about 50 miles high in the atmosphere and the Red is higher. For more on: Airglow.
Other news: Breckenridge Theatre Art Gallery show is in the making full swing and its going to cost me a small fortune so I have added a coupon code: BTAG for any order off shop.danielmcvey.com to save 15%. By purchasing now you can help me finance this project. Your order is much appreciated. Thank You.
My first Milky Way Rising image of 2013 which includes my favorite part of the galactic disk which includes Scorpius Stingers: Shaula and Lesath. The past 8 weeks or so here have been marked w/ snowy, grey, and cloudy days with short windows of opportunity which have naturally conflicted with my schedule. This night was no real exception w/ enough cloud cover clearing at around 3am to get this shot.
Welcome to International Dark-Sky Week / Global Astronomy Month where we try to bring attention to the problems associated with light pollution and simple ways to reduce our impact such as turning off unused lights, use of motion sensors, and IDA approved downward pointing lights available at fine home improvement shops. Read More.
I am proud to announce the #IDSWeek Special. I am selling this canvas at cost plus a $40 Donation / Membership to International Dark Sky Association in support of IDS Week. Read More: Dark River of the Milky Way photo.
I had a great time at the April edition of First Friday 2013 at Denver Photo Art Gallery in the Art District on Santa Fe in Denver, Colorado. The crowd was massive and I had a chance to meet so many people and talk about International Dark-Sky Week and Photography. Thanks to all the people that came out. Truly a great time.
Sunday AntZl Challenge: A couple weeks ago I entered my photo in the SAzC and with the help of many people on Facebook my photo was voted the favorite. Then I asked whoever wanted to be in the raffle for the AntZl Dollar$ to sign up and we did a random selection for the gift of $50.00 in AntZl Dollar$. Kerri Willerford won and had her own Antzl Project Canvas made. Congratulations Kerri. The canvas looks amazing. Thank you Antzl!
On July 13, 2013 I am excited to announce a 1 month exhibit at the Breckenridge Theatre Gallery. This exhibit will be all night photography but will be completely different than the Denver Photo Art Gallery. The opening is from 4-6pm and refreshments will be served. Your support would be appreciated. More info will be available as the event develops.
Stellar Tuesday Astro Image: (Early) Spring Time in the Rockies: Winter Constellations in the West shortly after sunset as the snow recedes from the valley floor.
I am sure by now you are aware that I have been working with International Dark-Sky Association to bring you Dark Sky week from April 5 – 11 but did you know the entire month of April is Global Astronomy Month? I was fortunate enough to have a small contribution of photographer by pairing up with writer Larry Sessions of North American Skies to bring you the article Globe at Night and Online Classes for Astronomers without Borders. Check the article to see “Wildernest Reflection”.
: My Harvest Moon 2012 photo is currently in Issue #26 in the Inspirations section of the Magazine and it provided me with the gift of a brand new camera bag. This is amazing cause I have been putting off getting a new bag for months now. Thank You Landscape Photography Magazine and Fstopgear.Com
The Website has been updated not only with the new ecommerce page: Shop.DanielMcVey.Com
but also with the Gore Range Monochrome Series slideshow. Please take a minute and check the slideshow out which includes sepia toned photos of Summit County’s Gore Range thoughout the year day and night. I ran the series on Facebook and was met with a lot of positive remarks so I brought in slideshow fashion to the webpage.
Don’t forget that April 5 is First Friday at the Denver Photo Art Gallery.