The third annual Bristlecone Pine workshop is sold out.
Please call Point Reyes Field Institute at[masked] X373 for the waiting list for this workshop.
Dark of the Moon: Night Photography in the Patriarch Grove of the Ancient Bristlecone Pines, August 2-5, 2013
After you have registered, you can RSVP YES here. Please do not RSVP YES unless you have already registered.
In response to some confusion, please note that registration for this workshop is only maintained by Point Reyes Field Institute and not by any Meetup group. The is the SAME workshop that is also listed on Star Circle Academy. Once again, and all together now, you can only register for this workshop via Point Reyes Field Institute.
AFTER you have registered with Point Reyes, as one of the followers of this Meetup group please feel free let the rest of us know you are going by RSVP’ing here so we know who from THIS group is participating. Remember, this is not a complete list of attendees or part of the registration process---it is an option and you are just letting folk from this Meetup group know you are going.
Join award-winning photographer Harold Davis, author of bestselling Creative Night: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), for a once in a lifetime adventure high in the White Mountains of Eastern California. This workshop will be co-lead by Steven Christenson, a 2010 Astronomy Photographer of the Year and co-founder of Star Circle Academy, and have the assistance of Eric Harness, a light painting expert and faculty member of Star Circle Academy.
The gnarled, ancient, and beautiful Bristlecone Pines are the oldest living things on earth - but their isolated location makes photography, particularly at night, logistically difficult. The White Mountains are among the least light polluted in the continental United States and a frequent favorite destination of astronomers. This class is timed to coincide with the dark phase of the moon in order to maximize the potential combination of star circle photography with imagery of the ancient trees. Classroom demonstrations include instructions on using an intervalometer (interval timer), how to minimize noise in long exposures, nighttime safety considerations, and post-processing night photographs.
Lodging at the 10,000 foot Crooked Creek Research Station allows participants ample time for night photography of the ancient Bristlecone Pines in the Patriarch Grove, as well as daytime photography in the magnificent environs of the White Mountains. The dramatic scenery includes views of the grand Sierra Nevada crest, Nevada’s dramatic basin and range country, the desert landscape of Death Valley, a nearby picturesque abandoned mining settlement, and local wildlife including Bighorn Sheep.
Comfortable dormitory-style lodging and delicious house made meals are included.
Please note: The drive to Crooked Creek includes a stretch of 15 miles of primitive unpaved roads along the crest of the White Mountains where cell phone coverage is not available.