Long Exposure Star Trails

There has been a lot of interest in doing some star trail shoots this summer so lets get out and shoot! I know it's a Monday night and a lot of you may be busy, but seeing as there is no moon on the 8th and July is pretty warm, let's hike up to the Wind Caves and shoot some photos! Keep in mind the hike is 4 miles round trip, so wear hiking shoes! Also, we will be hiking it at dusk and out after dark, so bring a flashlight/headlamp.

 

Things to consider bringing:

-camera & tripod (of course!)

-flashlight

-hiking shoes

-water

-jacket, it'll get windy I'm sure

-something to snack on while you camera is exposing

-extra batteries, long exposures will drain your battery

 

This should be a lot of fun so put it in your calendars!

 

See ya there!

 

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  • Wayne W.

    Might not make it. I hurt my back, so I'll have to see how it is this evening

    July 8, 2013

    • Mike J.

      Hopefully it let's you come!

      July 8, 2013

  • Beatrice J.

    I would love to go! I haven't been able to go to a meetup yet so I don't know anyone! :( Is anyone carpooling? Or would let me catch a ride with them?

    July 8, 2013

    • Mike J.

      I don't believe we're carpooling so each person can leave when they want, I would offer a ride but my car is broken so I'm bumming a ride myself. I hope you can make it up though!

      July 8, 2013

  • Bill K.

    If the hike is that steep I'll have to pass. I would like to learn to do this but will have to experiment where there is easier access.

    July 4, 2013

    • Bill K.

      Karl and I talked about coming as we are both interested in this but I think the uphill hike for 2 miles is probably beyond what we can do at our age. If you would decide to go to Tony Grove we can do that as we can drive there.

      July 7, 2013

    • Mike J.

      That's fine, we'll meet at the Wind Caves, check the clouds from there and decide from there, which means I won't have cell signal, but if you want to meet us there and see what we're doing that's fine too! :)

      July 7, 2013

  • Wayne W.

    Forecast - 24% cloud cover. We'll need to watch that later in the week.

    July 3, 2013

    • Mike J.

      I've been watching it too, if its cloudy there I may attempt to drive up to Tony Grove with anyone who would want to join me, and if that fails we try try again.

      July 4, 2013

  • Chris C.

    I met Levi at at a workshop last summer. He invited me to your Meetups. I'd love to join you.

    July 3, 2013

    • Mike J.

      Chris! Of course! We'd love to have you along!

      July 4, 2013

  • Mike J.

    John, I've been up there multiple times, so I can show you. Barbara, yes it is steep, but it will be well worth it! Bring a headlamp and a good flashlight!

    June 25, 2013

  • John F.

    Not familiar with wind caves will need guidance

    1 · June 21, 2013

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