Thursday night members of the future ISU Photo Society went out with me to the Snake River near Pingree, Idaho for some astrolandscape photography. The evening was clear and cold (dropped to about 25F), with a great view of the Milky Way. Fortunately, there were a number of meteorites throughout the evening. Several show up in my stacked star trails shot. Other fun happened with there was an unexpected “fire dance”, as I call them. Jake and Dakota had brought along some steel wool and a wire whisk on a lanyard. Once they had it lit and spinning the sparks were really flying! It made a great addition to beauty and solitude of the evening. All total, we had 8 students participate, ranging from beginning to graduated. Enjoy the show!
Meteorite passes by in front of Milky Way on the Snake River. Looking towards American Falls, Idaho.
Saturday night I went up to Crystal Summit, overlooking Arbon Valley, with some of my students (Alyssa, Jacob, and Mikah). Pleasant evening with clear skies, crisp temperatures, coyotes yapping, and a nearly full-moon. Although the moon made for a bright sky and landscape, I still managed to capture some of the Milky Way. The great thing about this time of year is that it doesn’t take long for the sky to get dark. We did see a few meteorites from the Orionid Meteor shower. Here’s a few shots.
Jake (l) helping Alyssa and Mikah (R) working two cameras while two airplanes fly over Arbon Valley.
Alyssa (L) and Mikah (R) at Crystal Summit while shooting star trails. Six shots at 2 minutes each, f2.8, ISO 100.
Jake on left and Mikah sitting with 2 cameras.