|Sleeping under the stars. Our tent, Joshua Tree and Milky Way at Walker Pass Campground.|
|1960's vintage Vivitar 500mm f/6.3. I got this from Goodwill!|
|Rugged peaks between Walker Pass and Chimney Creek.|
|My friend's NexStar 6SE telescope.|
We went to Walker Pass Campground, which is about 2.5 hours from LA and is one of the closest really dark spots. We got tons of good views of star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies through the scope, and I fooled around with some wide angle pics with my camera and kit lens.
|We played with a green laser pointer, which was very fun. It was so dark, you could actually see the beam of the laser. It looked just like a lightsaber!|
|Milky Way and laser.|
|The fuzzy object in the center is the Andromeda galaxy.|
|I couldn't remember which side of the tree the moss is supposed to grow on...|
|This pile of rocks was on the Pacific Crest Trail. I'm convinced it a signal by Sasquatches.|
|This is Red Rock Canyon, which might be the destination for the next trip :)|
|A closeup of Red Rock through the Vivitar 500mm lens.|
|A lonely road and crumpled tin roof.|
|Red Rock Canyon has campsites that are right next to the rocks. I want to shoot a short Sci-Fi film there. Hmm, or maybe adapt one of the Mythik Imagination stories...|
It was sure nice to be able to see all the stars and even the Milky Way. Also very inspirational :) I have a lot of #amwriting and #amediting to do, so I better get back to it.
How was your summer?