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Sunset Over Beaver Pond


Evening folks…I was too tied on Sunday night after a great show at the Bolton Fair to head North for the Perseid meteor shower. After watching the weather forecast and watching satellite images yesterday afternoon, I thought there might be a small window. So I loaded the equipment and headed to Beaver Pond in Woodstock, NH. As I thought the fair weather clouds melted away, resulting in a great sunset . Everything was coming together, then I spied the clouds coming in from the west around 9:30 PM. There was a small window just not long enough, only about an hour! I chose this location to be able to photograph the Perseid looking North and a shot of the Milk Way looking South.

Best laid plans…but I did get a get see and photograph nice sunset….Happy There is alway next year...


Milky Way over Lupine Field


Evening folks…just returned late last night from a very successful trip to the Franconia, NH area. One of the main reasons for this trip was to photograph the Milky Way over one of the Lupine fields.

On my last trip up a few weeks ago while sitting on my aunt and uncle's deck I noted the beaming Milky Way in the sky above and this was the inspiration for this photograph! Next was to find a Lupine field with the proper orientation to align with the Milky Way. Using Google Earth and Starry Night I narrowed the search to this field as the best location. If anyone has been to this area will most likely know this church, St. Matthews Chapel in Sugar Hill just up the road from Polly's Pancakes!

This photograph is two photographs combined into one. The first photograph a three minute exposure for the Milky Way on a tracking mount and a second two minute exposure while 'light painting' the foreground using a flashlight. This was indeed a fun photo shoot….Happy

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