Marshal Point Wagon Wheel – Mike Taylor

This meeting has been cancelled due to the snowstorm — it’s a-comin’!  We hope to reschedule Mike Taylor for another meeting. 

Photographer Mike Taylor will be our featured speaker at our March meeting. We’ll meet in the Mellon Room of the NEH Library at 6:30 PM. You do NOT want to miss this meeting!

Using slides, graphics, and examples of his work, Mike Taylor will discuss how photographing at night differs from other photography. He’ll discuss how Astrophotography is different from Landscape Astrophotography, where the Milky Way is in the sky, and how it moves through the night and seasons. He will also show how to track the Northern Lights, how to know when there will be a display, and how they look at Maine’s latitude compared to places like Iceland and Norway. He will also discuss techniques for processing these photos.

Mike Taylor’s landscape astrophotography and scenic/nature images & articles have been featured on NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day, Huffington Post, The Weather Channel, NBC News, Viral Nova,,, Down East magazine, UNILAD, Outdoor Photography Magazine, Yahoo! News,,,,,, and multiple other science websites and social media pages. Mike is also a contributing member of the International Dark-Sky Association and he has been working in conjunction with their organization to help raise public awareness of artificial light pollution and its negative effects on human health, wildlife, safety and energy waste.

You can learn more about Mike and see some more of his images at his website.

Assignment for March

The assignment for the March meeting is “Main St., Bar Harbor” — it’s a place we all know pretty well. How can you depict it in a fresh, new way? What are its hidden charms? What are its storied secrets? Have fun with this assignment. Please be sure to submit your photos no later than Sunday evening, March 11th. And, as always, you may submit photos for the Share and Critique categories as well. Follow the submission guidelines here and mark your photos accordingly. Thanks!

And be sure to check out the info about our members-only outing (3/31) for a chance to put into practice some of Mike’s night sky photography tips!

Moonlight Aurora – Mike Taylor