I grew up in a city where we were denied the opportunity to see just how vast the universe is. I’ll never forget the first time I saw the Milky Way in Big Sur. My perspective shifted immediately.
As I stood up on top of the mountain at Crater Lake on Tuesday night, I found myself not just staring in the direction of the aurora borealis, but up…in all directions. The amount of visible stars up there is amazing. Even more amazing is sharing the moment with photographers that are passionate about astrophotography. I’m very inexperienced, when it comes to astrophotography, but I know how to use my camera, and how to experiment.
I’m not the most excitable person, but I was excited the other night, as I watched the clouds clear, and move like waves on the horizon. I can’t wait to see the timelapses that a few of the guys were shooting.
Now, I feel like I should go play beneath the stars more often. Especially, since I met a couple of locals that are passionate about it, and good at what they do. You should go check out their work on instagram @steezyphotos and @matthewnewmanphotography. They both got killer shots at Crater Lake too, including a 14 image pano by Matt.