Crater Lake Night Sky
I think my favorite part about Milky Way photography is that first moment that your eyes adjust to the night sky and you can see the gigantic column of stars arching over you. There was never a question in my mind about why I was carrying my extremely large pack out into the wilderness to spend the night by myself.
I woke up at 2:30am to the wind pulling at my tent and my alarm. I threw my shoes on and headed out into the darkness. After about two hours I found where I would set my camera up for the night and headed back to camp. This in my experience has to be the worst part. You sit there hoping you made the right choice as far as composition and just hope none of the unexpected could happen to your gear.
It's always a huge relief to wake up and check the screen and be satisfied with your choices. As I began backpacking back to Rim Village it dawned on me that photography makes me do some pretty damn strange things to get the shot, but I can't help but love fucking every moment of it.
This is a composite of two frames from the timelapse, the two lights in the distance are Medford on the right and Klamath Falls on the left.
I'll be doing a blog post with MSR very soon that goes through the steps required to capture shots like this if you're curious.
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