Post 2 – The Three Sisters volcanoes and surrounding lava landscape make a great location to photograph the Milky Way. In Oregon, astronomical twilight ended at 10:45pm.
Although the timing was right, the composition was not. The Galactic Center was to the left of the North Sister and most of the Milky Way shot out of the frame. An hour later, the Milky Way lined up just right and 2 meteors entered the scene. It was amazing to watch how fast the position changes when you have a mountain peak as a reference point.
During the dark of the moon in Oregon, one day you can go to the Cascade Mountains for the Milky Way over the 3 Sisters (next post). Then you can go the the Pacific Coast to see the secrets that are revealed when the ocean pulls back at extreme low tides. Here are some colorful tidepool creatures we enjoyed photographing.
Not all that is revealed is alive. Sometimes the receding water makes abstract designs in the sand.
Toucans are fun! To watch and photograph them is a real treat.
We find plenty of toucans to photograph in Central and South America, from Belize to Northern Argentina, our favorite location Ecuador. Join us on one of our adventures and we will introduce you to some toucans.
Puffins of Iceland in July – nesting in the cliffs
Join us for our Iceland Photography Adventure, and you will be amazed at the opportunities to get great action photos of puffins. And we’ll photograph waterfalls, glaciers, exciting landscapes, and other birds! Click here to see our adventure webpage!