An Amazing Night of Night Photography
Every now and then, you get an amazing night. In Cook County, on any clear night when the moon isn’t out, you get an amazing starry sky. If the northern lights are out, it can be even more amazing.
That’s amazing + amazing + amazing + amazing = Super Duper Amazing!
I had one of those nights the other night.
This was from the third stop of the night. The northern lights flared up over Two Island Lake. It was hard to leave, but I needed to get to Lake Superior to shoot a Milky Way shot.
On the way to Lake Superior, I stopped at the Junco River just to scout it for a possible future picture with a canoe. The northern lights and the Milky Way were fighting for the sky. I regretted not having a canoe on the top of my car. It would have made a great canoe shot.
Once at Lake Superior, I did a quick selfie.
Then I whipped out my panoramic gear and shot a set of overlapping shots that I later combined together to form this panoramic shot. This was my goal for the night.
The night finished after using a lens I bought on a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Art Council to take a closeup on the Milky Way behind the island at The Tombolo. Without being awarded the grant, I wouldn’t have been able to get this shot.
That wrapped up the night.
In other news, I had one cancellation on my Badlands and Black Hills Photography Workshop.