PORTFOLIO | Photo Blog | Dark Skies Exhibition 2020

I have lived and worked in Bee Cave, Texas since February 28, 2017. Not far from home is Hill Country Galleria and the Bee Cave Arts Foundation. As you may have noticed from my Instagram account, I enjoy taking photographs with my iPhone, and I frequently use them in my blog posts and on my social media platforms. In the case of Bee Cave specifically, I often share my photos on my Yelp Elite profile.

In summer 2020, I received an invitation to submit photographs to the “Dark Skies Exhibition.” In brief, the City of Bee Cave wishes to become an IDA Dark Sky Community, one “that commits and demonstrates dedication to the preservation of the night sky through the implementation and enforcement of a quality outdoor lighting ordinance, dark sky education, and citizen support of dark skies. This exhibition will celebrate dark skies and the benefits they bring to our health, wildlife, and climate.” To read more about the City of Bee Cave’s commitment to the environment, follow this link.

To learn more about the International Dark-Sky Association, follow the link.

Two of my iPhone Instagram photos were included in the exhibition. “The jury panel were impressed with the variety and quality of the submissions. Jury selections were made with the goal of promoting dark sky awareness and making the importance of the night sky a focus point for the exhibition. The jury panel selected your following submissions for the 2020 Dark Skies Exhibition: Cielo Moon Rise and Moon Over Bee Cave.” The exhibition has now ended, but I wanted to say how much I enjoyed being a part of it!

“The thing I like about astronomy is being outside at night and seeing the stars in a dark sky. It makes you feel small.”

Jimmy Walker, American athlete (b. 1979)

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