Split Rock Night Photogaphy

My photo buddy John Pennoyer and I took a trip to the north shore of Lake Superior to do some night photography.  We picked the morning of March 16th as the moon was a new moon, so we had no light from the moon to compete with the stars.  My goals were to capture the milky way and to do a star trail.  We set the alarms for 2:15 a.m. and drove over to the lighthouse.  We were rewarded with a clear, relatively warm night.  The results below are my favorites from the shoot.

In addition, John and I got out for sunset on the evening of the 15th.  The weather forecast predicted no clouds and that was correct.  Usually, I like clouds in my sunrise/sunset shots.  However, no clouds present the possibility of nice blue/pink on the horizon - which is what we got!