This was a shot taken during the recent Star Circle and night photography workshop that Steven Christenson and I gave in the Alabama Hills above Lone Pine, California. Actually, it is a sequence of shots (rather than a single capture)—stacked together in post-processing.
There were so many opportunities for shooting that they’ve begun to blur together, but I’m pretty sure this was from the second shoot Friday night—we designated the location as the “pointy things.” If you look carefully to the left of the image you can see Mount Whitney, rendered apparently close via the magic of wide-angle photography.
By the way, I think everyone who was there will agree that the workshop was a great success. From my viewpoint, it is a big plus that no one was bitten by a rattlesnake, or fell down a cliff in the dark. Furthermore, there was a tremendous amount of photography, as one particpant put it “a super learning experience,” and one that “exceeded expectations” (in the words of another workshop attendee). On top of the night photography, we even got a double rainbow as an added bonus!
You can see some of the work done at the workshop in the Star Circle Academy group on Flickr.