Clear cold nights are a great to photograph stars and the moon, especially when a clear night coincides with a total lunar eclipse. This December brought perfect weather to photograph the lunar eclipse. The weather was perfect for clean nights, ten degrees bellow zero (fahrenheit), so I planned a trip to spend three days skiing, camping and photographing inside Yellowstone, aligned with the total lunar eclipse. It all worked out to provide nice photographs, good skiing and an all-around great time in Yellowstone National Park.
Dave M. Shumway is a professional photographer, director of communications for Volunteers of America and adjunct professor of photography at Rocky Mountain College. Currently based in Montana, Dave has two passions, one for the outdoors and one for photography. To this end, he averages 150 days/year in wild and fragile places the world over. Working as a photographer, Dave’s assignments include everything from wildlife and landscape photography to journalism and commercial work. His extensive time in the field shows through in online galleries, which are loaded with images of the fragile places to which he travels. His work can be viewed at www.DaveShumway.com.