Matthew Newman Photography@matthewnewmanphotography

Capturing the light in the darkness.
Nightscape Astrophotographer 🌃
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Medford, Oregon

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Zodiacal Light
a faint elongated cone of light sometimes seen in the night sky, extending from the horizon along the ecliptic. It is thought to be due to the reflection of sunlight from particles of ice and dust within the plane of the solar system.

On Tuesday night as I was snowshoeing out to Watchman Peak at Crater Lake National Park, I was blown away by how bright the zodiacal light was on the left side of the image. It was actually brighter than the tail end of the milky way, so I had to stop and shoot a picture of it. The zodiacal light reached from the horizon to zenith. Also noteworthy is the Andromeda galaxy in the upper center of the frame.



#zodiacallight #astrophotography #milkyway #nightphotography #naturesophotogenic #optouside #whenindoubtgo #neverstopexploring #canon6d #canonexploreroflight #canonfanphoto #teamcanon #msrsnowshoes #thenorthface #ospreypacks #blackdiamondequipment #craterlakenationalpark #snowshoeing #backcountry #cascadiaexplored #oregonexplored #traveloregon #wanderlustoregon #matthewnewmanphotography #nightscaper #nightsky #twanight #idadarksky #universetoday #wildtribute

Crater Lake National Park
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Last night I headed up to Crater Lake National Park with a goal in mind, to make it up to the Watchman fire lookout located on the summit of Watchman Peak. This location has a special place with me, as it’s the spot that really launched me into night photography professionally when I hiked out to it three years ago in the winter to capture the milky way and northern lights. Three years ago though, Crater Lake National Park was in a major drought so the West Rim Road was actually plowed all the way to Watchman Peak, allowing the 3 1/2 mile (each way) hike to be made in 2 hours. Last night it took me 5 1/2 hours to make the trek with snow the entire route. I pulled a sled carrying gear to keep me alive in the negative temps along with all my camera gear, with my sled weight coming in at around 75lbs. Basically it was like dragging my 12 year old up a mountain. With the temps in the single digits and wind at a constant 15+ miles per hour it made capturing long exposures especially challenging. I left with a little frost nip on my fingers during the cold night and a sunburn from the trek back to my car in the morning. I did capture the milky way but you just have to make sure you don’t miss a post.
#craterlake #craterlakenationalpark #hillmanpeak #wizardisland #watchmanpeak #usinterior #canon6d #canonexploreroflight #naturesophotogenic #whenindoubtgo #optoutside #cascadiaexplored #oregonexplored #neverstopexploring #matthewnewmanphotography

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In November me and two life long friends decided to knock something off our bucket lists, making the summit of Mount Whitney. Mount Whitney is the tallest peak in the continental United States at 14,505 feet (4421m). The hike is 22 miles round trip with 6100 feet of elevation gain and loss. When you reach the summit you only take in about 60% of the oxygen with each breath that you would at sea level. Without training, not having done a single 14er and having a head cold, I put mind over matter and one step after another made my way to the summit. One of the greatest things about the outdoors is pushing what seems impossible and realizing what is possible. What is your Mount Whitney, will you make the summit?
#mountwhitney #whitney #mtwhitney #mtwhitneytrail #whitneyportal #highsierras #neverstopexploring #optoutside #naturesophotogenic #outdoormagazine #usinterior #lonepine #johnmuirtrail #14ers #matthewnewmanphotography #caliexplored #bucketlistadventures #bucketlist #ospreypacks #outdoorresearch #rei


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Yosemite Nightfall
This video is a compilation of work shot over several nights in @yosemitenps
Be sure to scroll to the next clip to see all three parts. If you want to watch it all in one clip, head over to my YouTube page. Click subscribe while you’re there.
Photography/Music by Matthew Newman
#yosemite #yosemitenationalpark #yosemitenightfall #yosemitefalls #yosemitevalley #cooksmeadow #halfdome #glacierpoint #tunnelview #mercedriver #usinterior #rei #optoutside #neverstoprexploring #astrophotography #milkyway #nightscaper #nightphotography #canonfanphoto #teamcanon #canonusa #rokinon #ospreypacks #nemoequipment #naturesophotogenic #matthewnewmanphotography #whenindoubtgo #caliexplored #canonexploreroflight #canon6d

Yosemite National Park
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I didn’t think I was going to get to shoot the eclipse due to bad weather. After being down and out for thirty-six hours with a migraine Monday and Tuesday I really thought I couldn’t possibly go out and shoot. Well, I set an alarm for 4:30 thinking if it clears I’ll just step outside and shoot a couple shots and call it good. I wound up waking up at 2:00am, any time I wake up before I was set to get up and shoot is a good sign that I should start packing up gear to head out. I walked out the door to look at the sky and saw the moon through a hole in the clouds, then I checked the Mount Ashland webcams. It looked pretty clear even in the fairly dark webcams. Driving up the road, I drove through some heaving fog, but once I got through it was pretty clear. Arriving about fifteen minutes before totality started left me scrambling for a composition of a shot I wasn’t planning on doing. Anyway, it was another beautiful lunar eclipse in the books and the sunrise views were to die for as seen in my last post.
#lunareclipse2018 #lunareclipse #bloodmoon #supermoon #bluemoon #naturesophotogenic #matthewnewmanphotography #mountashland #mtashland #southernoregon #oregonexplored #cascadiaexplored #astrophotography #theworldatnight #idadarksky #earthsky #optoutside

Mt. Ashland Ski Area
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Sunrise over Mount Shasta this morning was just peachy! I wound up waking up at 2am and took that as a sign to go try and capture the eclipse. I got to watch and capture another beautiful lunar eclipse, but this sunrise light over Mount Shasta was gorgeous. I shot the lunar eclipse at Mount Ashland ski area in Southern Oregon and captured this shot of Mount Shasta, California eighty miles away. Getting to wake up to the beauty of two tall mountains in separate states is pretty awesome.
#mtshasta #mountshasta #mountshastasunrise #norcal #caliexplored #cascadiaexplored #naturesophotogenic #canonexploreroflight #canon6d #canonfanphoto #optoutside #neverstopexploring #whenindoubtgo #matthewnewmanphotography

Mount Shasta, California
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With clouds in my forecast, I thought I’d share this sequence that I shot years ago of a lunar eclipse. This is what you can expect to see if you happen to have clear skies and be in the viewing area. I actually shot my first lunar eclipse eleven years ago before I was shooting astrophotography. I remember watching one of my first lunar eclipses when I was around ten years old and living in the east bay in California. I watched it with friends in their family hot tub.
Good luck to those chasing clear skies in the viewing area!
#lunareclipse #astrophotography #nightphotography #matthewnewmanphotography


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Crater Lake National Park. The night I captured this shot, I got to show my friend @theisaacgibbs the beauty that I call my back yard. When I first met him, he showed me around his back yard in the Anza-Borrego desert. The two are very contrasting environments but they share the common ground of being great places to view the night sky away from light pollution.

#craterlake #protectdarkskies #craterlakenationalpark #wizardisland #whitebarkpine #milkyway #astrophotography #nightscaper #turnoffthelights #lightsoffstarson #nightphotography #usinterior #canonfanphoto #canonexploreroflight #canon6D #naturesophotogenic #optoutside #neverstopexploring #matthewnewmanphotography #cascadiaexplored #oregonexplored #photopills #adobelightroom #colormunki #idadarksky #theworldatnight

Crater Lake National Park
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One of the greatest things about the outdoors is pushing the limits of what seems impossible and realizing what is possible. Whether it be hiking solo, going out to shoot night photography in the wild, or being faced with the elements. Facing your fears and overcoming obstacles can create growth. When you tackle the impossible, the sky is the limit.

#yosemitefalls #yosemite #yosemitenationalpark #usinterior #caliexplored #canonexploreroflight #canon6d #rokinon14mm #naturesophotogenic #optoutside #neverstopexploring #astrophotography #universetoday #nightphotography #moonlit #upperyosemitefalls #matthewnewmanphotography #whenindoubtgo #highsierras #nightscaper #wanderlustcalifornia #wanderlustyosemite #lighttheway #overcomeyourfears #perseverance #amazing_longexpo #longexposure #wildtribute #travelstoke #yosemitevalley

Yosemite National Park
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