If I enjoyed operating in the cold and dark of the night, I could really get into astral photography. Although I consider myself a bit of yeti, I’m better suited for astral photography closer to the Equator. I do enjoy it, and have a special lens just for it, the Nikon 24mm 1.4g. However, I like to use it in flip-flops. This image was shot on New Year’s Eve, a bit before midnight. You are looking at Twin Lakes Colorado. On the other side of those mountains is Aspen. I wish I had captured the Milky Way, which was off to the right a tad. A great friend that was with us that night, was experiencing the Milky Way for the very first time in her life. Sorry I missed it Amy…I promise to get it next time!
Lightroom 4 Users – I processed this image (with a single click) using an AWESOME new pack of presets I found from a very cool Pacific Northwest photographer, Dave Morrow. The presets are super easy to use…seriously, they are rad! Do yourself a favor and pick up this great pack of presets here ( $4.99 CLICK TO GET THEM )
Don’t believe me? Here’s the before image….