McTucker Ponds, A Hidden Beauty

The amount of variation in the landscapes at McTucker Ponds is awesome. While I chose to photograph the Snake River section, I promise you the other spots are just as good. I put a lot of effort into these images and gained a new friend doing so. Brett and I came out here to take photos of the sunset and he was just starting out, only a week of photography experience! Hopefully his images turn out well.

Crystal Summit

Crystal Summit SunsetCrystal Summit Startrail

This is was my second time up at Crystal Summit with people from the University. That being Dr. Ownby, Alyssa, and Mikah. While the Milky Way was visible, the half moon made it very difficult to capture, but all of our star trails turned out nicely. I also used this opportunity to get some more sunset photos, it is surprisingly hard to get a decent one with no clouds.

Blue Hour Photography

Building Blues… according to my family and friends in Boise, this building has been under construction for over a year. It’s an interesting structure right now. Covered in plastic with multi-color lighting inside. This assignment was definitely fun but battling the weather and clouds was not. I’m going to do some more photography like this as the buildings in Boise play with light well. Large glass panels and l.e.d. lighting make fantastic subjects, just like this one.


Not my first trip to Craters of the Moon National Park in Idaho, but my first successful trip to capture the Milky Way. I started that journey on a small outlet in Arbon, Idaho where I first cracked the secrets of Milky Way photography the day before my classes’ trip to Craters. If you ever get a chance to see the Milky Way with your own eyes, definitely take it.