Earlier this year I had a lot of fun working with a client in the mountains of eastern California on astronomy landscape techniques. One of the highlights of the workshop was stopping by the CARMA array and photographing star trails. Temperatures were well below freezing being that we were at an elevation of 7000 feet, but the view was so incredible it made standing in the freezing cold a secondary thought. Reviewing this photo it has me pumped up to share the magic of night photography and astronomy landscapes in my up coming workshops in Death Valley and the Bisti Badlands of New Mexico. I still have spots available in each so if interested be sure to sign up sooner than later.
Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM at 16mm, ISO 3200, f/9, 3 hours [(90) 2 min exposures]