|Milky Way standing on end. ©Mark Bowie 2015.|
This is an in-depth and comprehensive workshop. During indoor instructional sessions I covered the latest techniques for shooting the night sky in relation to the landscape, with recommendations for shooting the moon, stars, planets, meteors and other celestial objects. I discussed shooting both wild landscapes as well as artificially lit scenes. Many thanks to the enthusiastic group of shooters who joined me. Their commeraderie and creativity were infectious. And the night shooting was a blast! We had clear skies on the first night, cloudy conditions on the second and third. The forecast called for persistent clouds until around midnight on our final night, with clearing afterwards. We were determined to stay up late, and we were rewarded. Around 11:30pm the clouds drifted away to unveil the Milky Way shining brightly. Over the next two hours, we counted about a hundred Perseid meteors streaming out of the northeast and along the axis of the galaxy. It was a spectacular natural fireworks display!
|A Perseid meteor over Fourth Lake. ©Mark Bowie 2015.|
|Light trails & lit trees, Inlet. ©Mark Bowie 2015.|
|Milky Way & Perseid meteor. ©Mark Bowie 2015.|