Maine’s night sky, brightly: Photography by Mike Taylor

Posted Aug. 23, 2013, at 5:51 a.m.
The Milky Way.
Mike Taylor
The Milky Way.
Aurora at Unity Pond in Maine.
Mike Taylor
Aurora at Unity Pond in Maine.
Blue Aurora Spikes over railroad tracks in Unity, Maine.
Mike Taylor
Blue Aurora Spikes over railroad tracks in Unity, Maine.
Marshall Point Lighthouse.
Mike Taylor
Marshall Point Lighthouse.
The Milky Way over railroad tracks.
Mike Taylor
The Milky Way over railroad tracks.
Northern Lights & Milky Way at Pemaquid Point.
Mike Taylor
Northern Lights & Milky Way at Pemaquid Point.
Milky Way & Meteor in Acadia.
Mike Taylor
Milky Way & Meteor in Acadia.
Northern Lights & Milky Way at Pemaquid Point.
Mike Taylor
Northern Lights & Milky Way at Pemaquid Point.
Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor is the owner and photographer at Taylor Photography, a freelance imaging studio based in a 19th-century farmhouse in central Maine. Mike has been a scenic and nature photographer for over 10 years and a studio photographer for 7 years and counting. He moved to Maine eight years ago when he decided to get away from the bureaucracy, traffic and congestion of the Washington, D.C., outskirts where he was born and raised.

Mike is an accomplished landscape astrophotographer, with his recent work having been featured on Space.com, Earthsky.org, Spaceweather.com, Solarham.net, Accuweather Astronomy and multiple other science websites and social media pages. Mike has been working in conjunction with the International Dark-Sky Association for the past 6 months trying to help raise public awareness of artificial light pollution and its negative effects on human health, wildlife, safety and energy waste. Mike is teaching night photography and post-processing workshops this summer and fall in scenic areas of Maine including Pemaquid and Marshall Point Lighthouses, Acadia National Park, Moosehead Lake and the Western Mountains. His courses are available as group sessions as well as one-on-one instruction. For information, visit http://miketaylorphoto.com/wp/blog/2013/07/03/taylor-photography-workshops/.

As part of our BDN MaineFrame photography section we’re showcasing photographers work throughout the state. Mike Taylor is the first of several MaineFrames that will display work from several of Maine’s photographers. The purpose is to give exposure to some of Maine’s artists as well as to spread their visual concepts and ideas. If you are interested in being featured in the section, email visuals editor Brian Feulner at bfeulner@bangordailynews.com.

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