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A Night at Mt. Rainier - Part 14 - 3:27am | by David M Hogan
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A Night at Mt. Rainier - Part 14 - 3:27am

Mt. Rainier and the Milky Way from Reflection Lakes.


I’ve been stoked to have a camera that can shoot 24 hours a day again. I started out 10 years ago with a Pentax K1000 which I loved shooting the stars with. In 2002 I bought a Canon G2, and I’ve had several other fixed lens digicams since then, but I have always missed the ability to shoot in the dark. My last camera, a Sony R1, could take 3 minute exposures. That was long enough to shoot under a full moon but it couldn’t take pictures on a moonless night. I’ve been really excited since I got my D5000 last year and I’ve been wanting to take a trip to shoot all night ever since. I had planned to finally make it happen Labor Day weekend but when I saw a crummy weather forecast on the Wednesday before, I decided to leave straight from work on Thursday and take Friday off. These pictures are all from that Thursday night.


One thing I’ve learned while taking these images is how distorted my Nikkor 10-24 lens is. I’m not sure how I feel about it


75 second exposure, f/4, ISO 3200


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Taken on September 3, 2010