An Escape to the Wilderness – 20 Photos from Dan Barr

Dan Barr is a photographer from San Diego, California who photographs remote wilderness areas and dramatic natural nightscapes. He grew up in Wyoming where easy access to wilderness and dark skies far from city lights fostered a love for wilderness and star gazing. It wasn’t until 2002 when Dan moved to New York to complete a PhD in Cell Biology that he truly began to appreciate the night sky. Living in close proximity to New York City in an area with rampant light pollution, he began to realize how he had taken the dark skies of the western United States for granted.

After completing his PhD, Dan moved to San Diego, CA, an area where dramatic wilderness landscapes and the dark skies of the California desert and the Eastern Sierra Nevada are in easy reach. He spends much of his free time backpacking and camping in the mountains and deserts of California, and it was a desire to share these experiences with others that brought him to photography. He is a self-taught photographer and has learned the techniques of night photography through trial and error. Dan hopes that his photography helps others to see landscapes that they may already be familiar with in a completely different way: at night, against the backdrop of a starry sky.

To see more of Dan’s work, check out his website, Facebook, and Flickr Photostream.

Phonograph Trails

Phonograph Trails

Bristlecone and a Dappling of Snow

Bristlecone and a Dappling of Snow

Perseids

Perseids

A Quick Reminder of Planetary Rotation.

A Quick Reminder of Planetary Rotation.

Born of Water

Born of Water

Sentinel of the Night

Sentinel of the Night

Air Glow at Mono Lake

Air Glow at Mono Lake

Octopus? trails

Octopus? trails

Light Pollution

Light Pollution

Sculped by Nature

Sculped by Nature

Parked

Parked

Alone at Mono Lake

Alone at Mono Lake

Ease on Down the Road

Ease on Down the Road

The Fallen

The Fallen

Tufa Castles

Tufa Castles

Closing In on Moonset

Closing In on Moonset

Skyline Arch

Skyline Arch

Laguna Mountains

Laguna Mountains

Moonburst

Moonburst

Culp Valley Trails

Culp Valley Trails




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Joseph Bulger
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This are incredible pictures. I am huge fan of his work.

Robert Farmer
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Thank you for introducing me to his work. An inspiring combination of light painting and astral photography.

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