A starry night over the mountain lake

I really enjoyed sitting out under the stars while capturing photos of the Milky Way last weekend. I was amazed at the number of stars that I was able to … Continue reading A starry night over the mountain lake

First photograph of the Milky Way

Canon 60D | 10-22mm lens | 30″ | f/4.5 | ISO 1600 | RAW In my previous posts, I’ve alluded to my photographs of the actual Milky Way. Not to … Continue reading First photograph of the Milky Way

Different take on a Milky Way photograph

For weeks leading up to a family camping trip, I was searching for anything I could to help me find the best techniques for capturing a photo of the Milky … Continue reading Different take on a Milky Way photograph

Photobombed by the International Space Station

I was pretty excited to wake up at 2:45 am last Saturday morning and drive from our camping spot about two miles up the dirt road to Upper Barker Reservoir … Continue reading Photobombed by the International Space Station

Camping under the stars and a full moon

The last time I slept in a tent in a real camping situation, some wicked strong wind was blowing down our tent in the middle of the night causing my … Continue reading Camping under the stars and a full moon

Capturing the super moon with leaves in silhouette

Making the best of an unexpected situation can sometimes be the only way to go. While camping at Jordanelle State Park on Friday night, I was expecting to capture some … Continue reading Capturing the super moon with leaves in silhouette

Star trails in northern Utah

The other day I came across a fellow blogger (DailySnaps2012) who had shared some nice star trail photos she had taken last week. Star trails and night photography are some … Continue reading Star trails in northern Utah

Effect of glow stick lighting

My kids love having glow sticks with them when we go camping. My guess is that it provides them some comfort while sleeping in a vulnerable tent. For me, I … Continue reading Effect of glow stick lighting