I visited Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest for the first time in 2015, but I had no time to do nightscapes. Ever since, this place was very high on my bucket list. In August 2017, after a crazy drive from Lassen Volcanic NP, I was finally able to visit these ancient beauties again for some night shooting.
As expected, I was not alone, but fortunately the other photographers present were very experienced nightscapers and so we were able to work side by side without disturbing each other. When I asked if any of them had something against me illuminating the foreground with Low Level Lighting, they all immediately agreed that it was more than fine with them. So I finally got the shots I have been longing for so long…
– Astro-modified Canon EOS 6D
– Samyang 24mm f/1.4
– iOptron SkyTracker
– Low Level Lighting with 2 LED panels
Stack of 3 x 50s @ ISO1600
Stack of 3 x 50s @ ISO1600, tracked
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