Tetrad Sedona

On April 15th, 2014 when the Full Moon passed through the amber shadow of Earth, producing a midnight eclipse visible across North America, began a lunar eclipse tetrad—a series of 4 consecutive total eclipses occurring at approximately six month intervals. The total eclipse of April 15, 2014, was followed by another on Oct. 8, 2014, and another on April 4, 2015, and another on Sept. 27, 2015.The most unique thing about the 2014-2015 tetrad is that all of them are visible for all or parts of the USA and in particular, Sedona, AZ.

I set out to capture all four of the events, each from a different Sedona “red rock” perspective. Tetrad “I” full eclipse occurred April 15th, 2014 around midnight and I viewed and captured it from a point off Bell Rock trail north of Bell Rock, The Sedona night sky for Tertad “II” was quite overcast. My vantage point was off the trail east of Cathedral Rock, and was fortunate to have the clouds break some to capture the eclipse shortly before full eclipse as later the total eclipse was not visible. Full eclipse of Tetrad “III” was just prior to dawn. I viewed it from the Bell Rock parking lot facing southwest towards Castle Rock. Tetrad “IV” occurred shortly after sunset and was viewed from the outside roof of the Hideaway House restaurant, facing northeast over Snoopy Rock. Click on the images above for a full screen gallery view.. Contact me about prints of any or all of the views.

Solar Eclipse from Sedona

These photos are of the Solar eclipse on Sunday, May 20th. The eclipse could only be viewed as a partial eclipse from Sedona. The photos are of a progression from around 5:30 pm MT until just before sunset at around 7:05 pm MT. The maximum eclipse was at 6:35 pm. MT.  Shortly after that I happened to turn around to see an ethereal sight of shadows from the tree in our yard on the neighbors house. Note how the shadows depict the eclipse. It was very surreal.

Abbie’s Kitchen Shoot

Had an interesting shoot this week at Abbie’s Kitchen, a new boutique restaurant in Old Town Cottonwood, AZ. They serve high-end comfort foods in a small, intimate 1920’s home that has been renovated with intimate dining rooms and a commercial kitchen.

Utilizing back-light reflected back on the food provided even lighting and brought out the vibrancy of the dishes.