Night Posts

Milky Way at Alta

Milky Way at Alta

The Milky Way as seen from Alta at 4:00 this morning. D800 with 14-24.

Milky Way From Mt. Shasta

Milky Way From Mt. Shasta

During my recent ascent up Mt. Shasta, I camped at Lake Helen at an elevation of 10,000 ft. I was able to capture a stunning view of the Milky Way. Due to forest fires there was a lot of smoke in the air, enhancing the colors from the city lights.
Taken with a D800 and 17-35 2.8.

Night Shots

Night Shots

Below are several shots of the night sky I’ve captured recently. The one showing the North Star is a 28 minute exposure, while the rest are around 30 seconds. All taken with the D800 and 17-35 2.8.

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Seattle

Seattle

The evening of new years I headed up top of the space needle to do some night photography. Despite the rather bone chilling wind, I was able to get this panorama of about 4 shots. 30 second exposures. With the D3 and 50 1.4.

Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse

Here’s a picture and short video from the Lunar Eclipse on December 10, 2011. It was an awesome phenomenon to watch take place, and is clearly another witness to us that the universe was created by a higher power.
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. – Psalm 19:1

 

Castle Peak Long Exposure

Castle Peak Long Exposure

After a two and a half hour hike up to the top, I ate dinner with my group and setup camp on the very top of the summit. Once it got dark I took several long exposures, and then decided to try a longer one, maybe around 30 minutes. I setup the camera, started the exposure and promptly fell asleep. I awoke two hours later and realized it had run out of battery and shut off. After warming up the battery in my pocket, I popped it into the camera to take a quick look at what it had captured. To my delight, I saw this spectacular view of the stars! Apparently it had run for 1.5 hours before shutting off.

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