Sierra Starlight: Tony Rowell at Book Passage 

Saturday Sep 19 2015   4:00 PM
Book Passage  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA  map

Tony Rowell has created a compelling world in his “astrophotographs” of night time landscapes awash with light from the cosmos. Sierra Starlight: The Astrophotography of Tony Rowell showcases seventy-five iconic Sierra Nevada landmarks, both natural and man-made, against the spectacular night sky. The Milky Way illuminates a fleet of boats in the harbor at Lake Tahoe; the old Methodist church at Bodie looks both inviting and spooky against the expanse of the night. At Mono Lake, spectral tufa towers stretch up to meet Leonid meteors; and farther west, water from Yosemite Falls cascades into a lunar rainbow. Accompanying several of the photographs are Rowell’s stories of how he achieved a particular shot and the arduous adventures that followed.

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Tony RowellTony Rowell’s award-winning photos have been published in books, calendars, and many magazines. His astro time-lapse videos have been featured on the National Geographic Channel, and his astrophotography has been chosen as the Astronomy Picture of the Day on NASA’s APOD website. Rowell’s photography expeditions have taken him from the Arctic Circle to the mountains of Tibet, and his work has been exhibited at the Yosemite Museum, the Marin Headlands Visitor Center, and the Mountain Light Gallery in Bishop, California.