It’s in the stars
One of my very favorite things about this traveling life, is meeting new, and awesome people.
This past week was a great week for that. First, we got to hang out with Nina and Paul from WheelingIt. I have followed Nina’s blog for probably a year, and we always seem to be in kinda the same areas. Mostly in the winter when we are in Arizona. Last week they rolled into the area, and we had a great time getting to know them. (It’s always fun to meet what Al calls my invisible friends) Nina is a wonderful photographer, so she was very interested in getting some great shots while they were here.
Which leads me to the other great people we met. In the mornings I am usually on the hunt for the moose. I am rarely the only photographer out looking for them. One morning last week we met, and started talking to a couple who are spending time here, and photographing all the great things. We got talking about star photography with my other photographer friend Mike, who lives here. We decided to meet that night and shoot the milky way at the Moulton barns. I have tried unsuccessfully to shoot the stars, so I was excited about going with some people who knew how to do it. It was Nina and Paul’s last night in the area, and she was excited about shooting the stars too.
It was fun hanging out with some fellow photographers, and learning some new techniques.
The night sky here is fabulous, as you can imagine. No ambient light at all, and the milky way is just awesome. The barns are lit up with a flashlight for part of the exposure.
I met my new photographer friends at the barns on a second night, and shot this one. There was enough light behind the Tetons to get the silhouette.
I believe everyone comes into our lives for a reason. And meeting awesome, like minded people is always a great bonus.
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