Lgoodon Jan 06
Judith Sparhawkon Jan 06
This is a wonderful shot. Last time I was there, I had an idea I could get great night shots. It was monsoon July, and every night the clouds came in, and there was lighting, thunder, torrential rains. So much for great night skies! Thanks for showing what might have been ; -)
Bob Harton Jan 06
The Patriarch Grove of the Bristlecone Forest is located at an elevation of 11,000 feet in the White Mountains of California. From Bishop it is a steep climb into the mountains to see some of the most amazing trees ever. But the real treat is to be there at night in the summer and photograph them against the background of the Milky Way. This area is noted for its dark skies and on a moonless night when you look up the stars are so plentiful and bright it seems as if you could just reach up and touch them. To get this shot I used a long exposure of 30 seconds and lit the tree with a flashlight. It took some experimentation to get the amount of light on the tree right. I finally resorted to briefly shining the light though my sweatshirt in order to tone it down to an acceptable level.