Searching the Night Sky with Photographer Daniel McVey

Camera, tripod, headlamp, thermals, Filson jacket, knit hat, and gloves; it’s July at 10,000+ ft. and I am planning on going out to work under the stars. My name is Daniel McVey and I am an astrophotographer in Summit County, Colorado.

It’s never warm here at night and that’s something I love about the Rockies. The cold air is very dry and provides me with some amazingly clear skies. I'm probably in a small group of people who gets excited for a -20F winter night.Most of my shots are visualized during the day. When I see something that I think I could use at night, I consider its position and run the heavenly cycles through my head. Sometimes a shot could be in planning stages from a few hour...Read More