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Grant Collier
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Nature Photographer - http://www.gcollier.com
Nature Photographer - http://www.gcollier.com

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I'll be giving a presentation on my book "Colorado Then & Now" at the Colorado History Museum on Monday, May 21 at 1pm, along with a repeat presentation at 7pm. You can find out more or get tickets at:

https://www.historycolorado.org/person/collier-grant

Enjoy a short preview of some of the images from the presentation in the video at: https://www.facebook.com/CollierPhotography/videos/10155341040246776/

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After a lot of work, I'm glad to announce the release of my new book "Collier's Guide to Photographing Arches National Park." You can learn all about it at:

https://www.collierpublishing.com/Photographing-Arches.htm

As a special, limited-time offer for this book's launch, I'm giving free shipping within the U.S. on the paperback book, which I've priced very aggressively at just $11.95. I'm also offering 10% off the eBook. The regular price of the eBook is $9.95, which is already far lower than most eBooks of comparable length on the web.

Since Arches National Park is one of the best places on the planet for night photography, I'm also offering discounts if you purchase the new Arches eBook with my instructional eBooks and videos on night photography. You can get these deals by using the third and fourth "Add to Cart" buttons at:

https://www.collierpublishing.com/Photographing-Arches.htm
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I captured this shot of a huge meteor last month in the small ghost town of Dearfield, Colorado. It was cloudy on the previous night during the Perseids meteor shower, so I decided to see if I could capture a few meteors a day late. Ironically, this meteor wasn't even from the Perseids, as all Perseid meteors point back to the constellation Perseus and this one did not. So it was just a random, really large meteor that I happened to catch in my shot.

#shootingstars #meteor #shootingstar #meteors #ghosttowns #starrynights #nightscapes #astrotogs #nightphotography #nightsky #nightphotos #stars #night #starrysky #landscapephotography #hqspnight #hqsplandscape #colorado
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I have a Cyber Monday deal going on that will continue through December 1. I am offering 50% off my instructional videos called "Collier's Guide to Post-Processing Night Photos." Get this deal by using the discount code "CyberMonday" when purchasing all 3 videos at: http://www.collierpublishing.com/Instructional-Videos.htm

These videos contain 7 1/2 hours of instruction on processing your night photos in Lightroom and Photoshop. They include virtually every technique I've ever used for processing my own night photos, from basic to advanced.
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Another big stitched image from my iPhone of Sunday's sunset over Colorado.

#starrysky #landscapephotography #hqsplandscape #sunsets #sunset #colorado #nature #landscape #naturephotography
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This is another stitched image from my iPhone of the sunset on Sunday. To give an idea of how ridiculous this sunset was, I was facing in the opposite direction from the last shot I posted. But it didn't matter where I faced, as the sky was ablaze with color everywhere.

If you're interested, here's an article I wrote on stitching night photos (same basic process for this shot): https://visualwilderness.com/post-processing/creating-panoramas-night-photos - Or I go into more detail on this (and many other subjects) in my night photography book at: http://www.collierpublishing.com/Night-Photography-Guide.htm

#starrysky #landscapephotography #hqsplandscape #sunsets #sunset #colorado #nature #landscape #naturephotography
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I was over at my mom's house on Sunday when I saw this incredible sunset. I didn't have my camera with me, so I figured I'd just sit back and enjoy it. But then I remembered my iPhone was in my pocket. The lens on it wasn't nearly wide enough to capture more than a fraction of the sunset, which filled the whole sky. So I took thirty different images of the scene and stitched them all together to capture this 120 megapixel, ultra-wide image. Somehow, nothing went wrong and I got this shot, along with some others that I'll share over the next few days. Photography is really all about light and composition, so using an iPhone only hindered me a little for these particular shots - though I don't plan to ditch my digital SLRs quite yet :)

#starrysky #landscapephotography #hqsplandscape #sunsets #sunset #colorado #nature #landscape #naturephotography
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If you buy my book "Colorado Then & Now" today at http://www.collierpublishing.com, you'll get a FREE copy of my first book "Colorado: Yesterday & Today" - both contain historic images taken by my great-great-grandfather, Joseph Collier, and modern shots I took over a century later.

Here's a pair of images from this book showing hoodoos from an area formerly called Monument Park, which is now part of someone's backyard. Sadly, the middle hoodoo was cut down in the 1950s and used to decorate a golf course. (If you're a stickler and notice that I didn't precisely match the historic image, the culprit is a tree that blocked the view, just visible on the left hand side of the modern shot 😒 ).
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Get a free copy of my book "Colorado: Yesterday & Today" when you buy "Colorado Then & Now" at: http://www.collierpublishing.com/Colorado-Then-And-Now.htm - both contain historic images taken by my great-great-grandfather, Joseph Collier, and modern shots I took over a century later.

Although it wasn't too difficult to get close to the original spot where the historic image was taken, it took a while to find the exact same rocks that you see in the foreground on the right. Once I got the precise composition set up on my tripod, I set my self timer and had to very quickly get into place to match the pose of the man in the historic shot. It took a few harried attempts to get it right. On my way back down, I realized I could have simply set my camera to take repeated exposures and taken my time to get the right pose - doh!

#Colorado #coloradohistory #history #thenandnow #beforeandafter
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