Copper Falls State Park – Sunset & Astro

Copper Falls State Park - Astrophotography over Loon Lake

Home base for the past couple of days has been Copper Falls State Park.  I skipped them on this trip in favor of other destinations (see old posts here, don’t skip these if you’ve never visited before) but the weather did give me an opportunity for some fantastic night photography.  Clear Sky Charts confirm this … Read more

Lost Lake Astrophotography

Lost Lake – Astrophotography in Tipler, Wisconsin

Sleep was paused for my final night at Lost Lake Campground in Tipler, Wisconsin.  Night skies were cooperative and outer space was revealing her secrets.  Views from the camp beach with a beer in hand – pretty hard to beat. While the naked-eye views were spectacular, sadly my camera shots were blocked by the wispy … Read more

Joshua Tree – Stars at Pinto Basin

Joshua Tree - Stars at Pinto Basin

While my first day at Joshua Tree National Park was mostly driving and setting up camp, my first night I spent at Pinto Basin pullout trying to capture the stars.  A park suggested by a ranger at the visitor center because it’s the darkest part of the park.  I spent several hours sitting and waiting … Read more

Rock Island State Park – Astrophotography

Rock Island State Park - Astrophotography

Took a short “nap” after sunset and woke again around 11:30pm.  Hiked back to the area north of the boathouse for astro photos.  Developing these has taught me some interesting lessons for 2019 but wish I had more chances to play last year.  Unfortunately this is the single best image from about 1-2 hours of … Read more

Newport State Park – Astrophotography

Newport State Park - Astrophotography

This is the moment I drove across the state for.  New camera lens, dark skies, clear weather.  Time to glimpse into outer space. (Reminder: Click each image for a larger full-screen view, best seen on a large PC monitor) My first viewpoint was right on the beach at Europe Bay.  I saw more people here … Read more