Been a while since I’ve posted. I have many, many, many photos that I’ve accumulated since then, but something from this passed weekend took precedence since it was such a mindblowingly sweet trip. Hiked this burly mountain (#longspeak ) in the morning, but the night before I was up until 02:30 lost looking for my tent, after chilling it out on the top of #MountLadyWashington taking these photos until 01:00. Back to the grind, hopefully I can soon get back to climbing regularly. .
Not my best photo from the weekend, just a quick edit I wanted to throw up ASAP. Single RAW frame at 20 second exposure, ISO 3200, F2.8, 24mm, #Tamron 24-70 F2.8, #Nikon#D800E , hurry processed in Lightroom. ..
Are you one of those people who dream about the sky full of stars? I love summer and I love sky full of stars and the time when you can see milky way with your naked eyes. This was our home for three days in Montana and I am still recovering from the dream full of stars.
It was recently claimed by academics that they can see in real time a planet being formed.
This is highly improbable because:
1. Planet formation takes hundreds of millions of years.
2. It is an internal process to the star as it evolves.
Paper here: http://vixra.org/pdf/1807.0170v1.pdf
Even in 2018 false theory based on extremely outdated definitions Planet vs. star, is still taught and accepted in colleges around the world.
SS Speke Shipwreck on the coast of Phillip Island. @jrodcaptures and myself spent a night exploring some of the many sites Phillip island has to offer. This ship crashed into a reef off Phillip Island in 1906 and has been laying here to rust ever since
I had a great time hanging around in the dark with my brudda Rob last night. We shot the night sky over Mount Hood from the north side while talking about the Milky Way over Mauna Loa - The night was as warm as a Big Island night - and other places where we've stood and observed the stars.
There are very few things that surpass the brilliance of the stars on a dark Summer night. Since I was a small boy I have slept outside whenever possible, even if only in my backyard. I'm fortunate to have lived in some places that have extremely dark night skies.
I remember great times while I was in school in the Illinois Valley of Southern Oregon when neighbor friends, my brother and I would just lay blankets out in the pasture, set up our sleeping bags and count falling stars and satellites until we fell asleep only to wake up again at sunrise covered in dew.
I was reading the other day that 80% of the people in the United States are unable to see the Milky Way at night. That's a sad figure. I sincerely feel that when we remove ourselves from the natural world we suffer. Taking away the stars in the sky that have caused so many people to dream fantastic dreams and thoughts of wonderment and hope is the last brick in the wall of separation of humanity from Nature. Stand in a city some night and search for anything natural. Even the sky is cloaked in a bath of unnatural light. How can we understand what Nature requires from us if we don't understand her?
Please do yourself and Nature a favor and reconnect your soul to the Earth and all of its natural fantastic wonders. Drive somewhere dark some night and look up. Bring a blanket and a sleeping bag. You may be there for a while.
summer star bundles // another shot from the july new moon a few days ago. did a quick edit on this but might actually like it more a different way, but instead of hoarding my photos i'm trying to share more even if they aren't 💯/perfect/my total faves
the milky way is beautiful but i think after i hit a few more of the iconic shots of the milky way x major peaks in the northwest I'll focus less on the celeb sky stripe and more on different kinds of compositions from hard to reach/off the beaten path places. now just have to pull out some maps and come up with those 🔭✨