Rocky Mountain Sky…

This week finds me in Colorado and I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to make some images of the night sky from Frasier, CO.  I got anxious and set the camera to start shooting before the moon went down.  I actually like the effect of the moon descending and the cloud that moved through the right side of the frame…

Nikon D4, AF-S 14-24mm 2.8

 

I woke in the middle of the night to find my the battery had gone dead in my camera so, I inserted a new battery and set the camera for another series of four minute exposures…

Nikon D4, AF-S 14-24mm 2.8

 

A final star trail sequence begun at 5:00AM added a touch of light blue to the sky as dawn approached.  The shorter trails are due to less time to make the final trail before the light got too bright….

Nikon D4, AF-S 14-24mm 2.8

 

A beautiful fall day of golf at Pole Creek golf course in Frasier, CO followed by a wonderful evening shared with new friends at their lovely cabin in the woods, good food and clean mountain air, and a clear sky to photograph the stars.  Who could ask for anything more