It wasn’t that long ago that I was sitting on the edge of a 1.000 foot granite cliff above Yosemite valley shooting a time-lapse of the setting moon. Never one to let a moment be wasted I simultaneously took the opportunity to photograph the Milky Way rising with my second camera. (more after the image)
One of the great things about nature photography is that while experiencing Mother Nature’s best you also get the time to ponder it’s meaning and vastness. When it comes to night photography it also gives you the opportunity to experience an adrenaline rush of being startled by a mouse running under your leg as you sit on the ground cross legged in the dark. Fortunately for the mouse and I we fared ok on our chance meeting. After that I quickly got back to enjoying the scene unfolding before me and pondering just how many stars are out there.
Infinite, Point Reyes National Seashore