some pics

Scott ButnerScott Butner Senior MemberPosts: 3,918 Senior Member
First of all, the "new" meteor shower was a dud.

I drove close to 400 miles round trip and missed an entire night's sleep to find clear skies and decent elevation (finally ending up near the Canadian border at 4,000 feet elevation, which is high by Washington's road standards -- we have many peaks over 7,000 feet but few roads that go above 4,000'. Stayed up with two cameras shooting from 10:30 til past 2:15 a.m. and only caught a couple of meteors.

the milky way was amazing, however -- probably the darkest clearest sky conditions I've photographed in, at least in WA (one spot I shot at near 7,000 feet in the Sierras possibly rivaled it).

14264919191_dc07c664e3_b.jpg20140523-untitled shoot-9610 by Scott Butner, on Flickr

14081887108_d0cfa8e890_b.jpg20140524-untitled shoot-8706 by Scott Butner, on Flickr

no meteors in this one but the processing shows off the MW a bit better....
14081963047_0f02fe794f_b.jpg20140524-untitled shoot-8751 by Scott Butner, on Flickr

I also stopped at Rocky Reach Dam, in N Central WA. We used to make stops there every summer on our way to Lake Chelan to go camping -- the visitor's center has barely changed, and there were a ton of salmon in the fish ladders:

14245191706_07220e0f19_b.jpg20140523-untitled shoot-8562 by Scott Butner, on Flickr

they have several pieces of old electrical equipment on display. A few happened to fall in nice light:
14264943411_a1795f36ba_b.jpg20140523-untitled shoot-8635 by Scott Butner, on Flickr

14264979251_d458c6cc2f_b.jpg20140523-untitled shoot-8606 by Scott Butner, on Flickr

14267856924_8c0a6874b4_b.jpg20140523-untitled shoot-8630 by Scott Butner, on Flickr

14266212062_8f931fc217_b.jpg20140523-untitled shoot-8586 by Scott Butner, on Flickr

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  • GoldenladleGoldenladle Super Moderator Posts: 3,899 Senior Member
    First of all, the "new" meteor shower was a dud.

    I drove close to 400 miles round trip and missed an entire night's sleep to find clear skies and decent elevation (finally ending up near the Canadian border at 4,000 feet elevation, which is high by Washington's road standards -- we have many peaks over 7,000 feet but few roads that go above 4,000'. Stayed up with two cameras shooting from 10:30 til past 2:15 a.m. and only caught a couple of meteors.

    the milky way was amazing, however -- probably the darkest clearest sky conditions I've photographed in, at least in WA (one spot I shot at near 7,000 feet in the Sierras possibly rivaled it).

    As usual your stellar shots are stunning, but there is something about this one I really like.

    14264979251_d458c6cc2f_b.jpg

    Moved to Montana, gonna be a dental floss tycoon.

  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 10,032 Senior Member
    Very nice shots. All of them.
    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • WetdogWetdog Senior Member Posts: 5,149 Senior Member
    I might surprise you here, I like the first one the most....who would guess?

    Ok, and the last one.
    I find the assault on free thought disturbing,
    I find the willingness to give it up frightening.

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