The Maroon Bells

One crystal clear summer night in 2016 I was in Aspen, Colorado. A spur of the moment midnight drive up to the Maroon Bells began my obsession with the iconic peaks. I stood in wonder beneath the Milky Way and took the first of many exposures, wondering if I could actually capture the most photographed mountains in the United States in a way people haven’t already seen a thousand times.

 

I started drafting custom star charts. I divided   my calendar by the position of constellations and phases of the moon. I checked the weather and cloud forecast daily. My truck was always packed and ready to go.

 

Two years later, these photographs are the results.