This past weekend some of the Photo Comm students went with me out to Chesterfield Reservoir to work on night photography. We had clear skies with half a moon. That was good and bad at the same time. Good in that it lit up the landscape, bad in that it obstructed a pure view of the Milky Way galaxy. On the other hand, we did see several satellites overhead and two really nice meteors. Unfortunately during my startrail exposures, I had a malfunction with my intervalometer…operator error! That’s why there’s gaps in the trails. Students brave enough to sit in the cold were Mikah, Diana, Dakota, and Jake. After a few hours of cold and chasing away wandering cattle, I broke-out the camp stove and made us some hot chocolate. Overall, I thought it was a fun evening!
October 30, 2017
Astro-Landscapes at Chesterfield
I am a visual journalist and have varied interests in visual media. Specifically, I am an Associate Professor of Photo Media and I teach in the Communication, Media, & Persuasion department at Idaho State University. I hold a BS in Media/Photography from Missouri State University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University-Saint Louis. My PhD is in Visual Media Studies from Colorado State University. View all posts by terryownby
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