It was a chilly late summer evening when Crater Lake was completely clouded in and any Celestial photography from the rim was not going to happen. An aurora was even predicted to appear, but mother nature had other plans up on the caldera.
Disappointed but not deterred, I began my decent down the mountain. In to Munson Valley where the park headquarters are located. A half mile off the rim the skies cleared. I stopped in an automotive pullout and took a test shot. The Milky Way was glowing like I had never seen before. I knew this location would be special. I set my gear and waited as the camera captured over 150 images of the night sky.Read More