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The Universe: When Space Changed History

Earlier this year I licensed a few of my photos to be used in this TV show. I finally got word that it will be airing this Sunday (June 17) on H2 (History 2) at 10:00pm ET. It looks like it will be on here in Grand Junction at 8pm (mountain time). Unfortunately I do not get the H2 channel, but they are supposed to be sending me a copy of the show on DVD.

Keep an eye out for these images if you watch it.

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Vicious Snake by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Behold! The Comet by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Yellow Comet Panel by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr

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Annular Solar Eclipse

Shiprock, New Mexico
May 20, 2012

Annular Solar Eclipse - May 20, 2012

After spending Saturday exploring North Coyote Buttes and then Sunday morning with a short hike to Buckskin Gulch from Wire Pass I drove over to Shiprock in New Mexico so that I could watch and photograph the Annular Solar Eclipse. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget.

I assembled this collage from some of the many photos of the eclipse I took in different stages. Look closely and you can even see a few sunspots.

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Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire

Here’s a photo I quickly processed this morning from the Annular Solar Eclipse that happened yesterday evening. The sun was almost completely blocked by our moon except for a small outer ring. It was very cool to watch, and I’m glad I stayed down near Shiprock, New Mexico to experience it. Of course, that meant I didn’t get home until 2am this morning and now I need to get to work. When I have some time, I will post more photos from this annular solar eclipse.

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East Rim Arch

East Rim Arch

It’s been a while since I visited the arches in Rattlesnake Canyon and I’ve wanted to return to get some better photos. So after work on Tuesday I headed up there for a nice sunset hike. I made this photo of East Rim Arch, which is also known as Akiti Arch and Centennial Arch, shortly before the sun dipped below the horizon. The golden light on the arch was nice, but I sure would have liked a few puffy white clouds in the sky behind it!

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Small Slot

Small Slot

Here’s another photo from my upcoming trip report to Valley of Fire State Park. Hoping to get the report done early this week! This very colorful section was at the end of a dark and narrow slot canyon. I like the way the gray rocks contrast with the colorful sandstone.

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