About these ads

Morning photo: Summit starlight

Colorado’s night sky

sdf

Winter starlight in Summit County. Colorado.

Photos by Daniel McVey

FRISCO — Landscape and astro-photographer Daniel McVey is a resident artist at the Denver Photo Art Gallery (833 Santa Fe Dr., Denver). Join McVey for a First Friday Art
Walk on March 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., when he’ll be hosting his space and answering questions about  night and astronomy photography. Click here for more information: http://www.danielmcvey.com/?p=3327.

Arrival of Winter: Snow covered trees and Orion high in the sky aresure signs that Winter has arrived in Summit County, Colorado.

Arrival of Winter: Snow covered trees and Orion high in the sky are
sure signs that Winter has arrived in Summit County, Colorado.

“It all started last July when the John Fielder’s Colorado Facebook page ran a contest for best summer photo,” McVey said. “I sent in a photo I did called Milky Way over White River National Forest. My image was voted into the Top 3 from which the Gallery Staff at the Denver Photo Art Gallery chose my image to be the top photo.

“I was really excited to win this contest and I entered it so that the gallery might notice me, but after the contest there was no contact … for almost 8 weeks. The gallery staff then notified me via email that they loved my photos and would like me to come down to the gallery and do an interview,” McVey said. “I was shocked and excited but unsure about my commercial appeal and had to put my money where my mouth was, so to say.”

Winter's Hero: Lower Blue River Valley Basine: Summit County,Colorado.

Winter’s Hero: Lower Blue River Valley Basine: Summit County,
Colorado.

“This was an investment for me and the big question was would people want a photo of the Milky Way in their living room or over their bed?” he continued. “The answer has turned out to be yes, but I really thought that I may be taking a loss for 6 months then returning to obscurity.”

In addition to his slot at the Denver Photo Art Gallery, Daniel McVey hosts a website with a blog at www.danielmcvey.com and several Social Media Pages including www.facebook.com/photographybydanielmcvey.

His nightscape photos of Summit County, Colorado have appeared in India’s First
Astrophotography Festival at the Nehru Planetarium, NASA’s Space.Com, Earthsky.Org, ScientificAmerican.Com. They’ve also been featured in publications like MTN Town Magazine and the Summit County Citizens Voice.

Orion w/ his dogs: Orion w/ Canis Major (Sirius +) and Canis Minor(Procyon +) over White River National Forest - Summit County,<br /><p class=Colorado.” src=”http://summitvoice.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/dmcveywintstar-3.jpg” width=”468″ height=”701″ /> Orion with his dogs: Orion with Canis Major (Sirius +) and Canis Minor
(Procyon +) over the White River National Forest – Summit County,
Colorado.

Sirius over Middle Park, Colorado.

Sirius over Middle Park, Colorado.

Andromeda Galaxy over Williams Peak w/ Winter Milky Way - SummitCounty, Colorado.

Andromeda Galaxy over Williams Peak w/ Winter Milky Way – Summit
County, Colorado.

 

 

About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 7,242 other followers

%d bloggers like this: