Sierra Night Sky

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Sierra Night Sky

Star Photography has become a natural extension of landscape photography. A few years ago I wanted to expand my skill in the area of night and start photography but had several failed attempts, due to weather and fires.  I conintued to study instructional videos and kept learing about the process and techniques. In Sepetember 2018 I embarked on a four night, five day backpacking trip into the John Muir Wilderness of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with a goal of capturing the milky way in various locations.  Considerable planning involved choosing the dates of the trip which coincided with a dark sky early in the night and the moon rise later in the night to illuminate the foreground. This coupled with careful positioning of my camera and tripod created the disired composition. The result was very satisfying as I was able to capture images on three of the four nights. Included here are images of my tent with the star trails around the North Star at Martha Lake, the Milky Way over Mt Hutton and Hell for Sure Lake, and the Milky Way over Disappointment Lake.

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