Well, it has been a fun week of shooting the milky way around southern Oregon. The best part is probably getting to shoot with other talented photographers like Michael Shainblum, Mark Metternich, Jasman Lion Mander, Matt Newman, and Earshel Hogan. I feel like just being around them pushed me to try different things, which led to this photo.
This was taken around 3 am and is a single exposure. No fancy photoshop manipulation here. Michael and I were treated to great conditions, which included waves that were glowing blue from bioluminscence. I’d never seen the waves glow before. It was pretty awesome. You’ll have to stay tuned for those pics.
I was pretty much exhausted when I shot this one (we’d been shooting for 7 hours,) so I decided to call it a night shortly after. I didn’t have the energy to drive back to a stealth campsite that Mark was going to share with me, so I ended up sleeping in my car by this beach. It wasn’t comfortable, but it was memorable.
You can learn techniques like the one used to create this image, and more, if you join Shannon Kalahan and I on one of our photography workshops this fall. Go here for more info.