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!
The image below is the star trail shot. It was intended to be a 30-minute exposure but was cut short when a vehicle parked behind the area on the right. The light started to wash out the scene, so I stopped the image. It came out pretty good anyway.
This shot of the Milky Way is a stitched panoramic using four images.
This image is cool because I caught some northern lights and a couple of meteors (although the one on the left side may be a satellite.) The right side above the northern lights is the end of the Milky Way (the thin end.) You can see the fat end on the prior image.