Thursday, March 21, 2013

Mammoth - Alkali lake and final day

Since I only got to take a few images of the Milky Way at Convict Lake, I figured I would get up extra early the last day to give myself some more time at Alkali Lake. I woke up around 4am and headed out there, which gave me about an hour to shoot before the sun started getting too bright.

I figured that the Milky Way would have been around the same area as the morning before, but it had rotated way over to the left. I guess it was a good thing because you can see the light pollution coming from the city. Crazy how much light the camera can capture that the naked eye cannot see.

There are a lot of different areas to explore around Alkali Lake, however I stuck around the lake for the most part. Next time I will do some exploring before hand.

Not sure if the light pollution threw off the white balance here, or if the sky just got that much brighter from the sun rising...

We hit up Campo in the village for lunch. Its fairly new and the menu looked good, but the food ended up being whatever. The pizza's were ok, and the prosciutto and arugula one was probably the best of the bunch. It makes us want to go back to Seattle for Serious Pie that much more; which will happen in July when we take our summer trip back up there and to Olympic National park.


We stopped by the snow to play around a bit and stopped by the brewery before we headed home.

The extended weekend went by fast. Was nice and relaxing, yet I am always more tired after vacation from getting up for sunrise and staying out for sunset.

Going to check out Red Rock Canyon state park next month just for 1 night. Might be another good opportunity to try for some more night shots depending on how clear the weather is.

Brandon Yoshizawa
B.A.Y | photography
Landscape and Wildlife photography

1 comment:

  1. Dang those are some cute faces.
    amazing galaxy shots b. whenareyougettingfamous?


Brandon Yoshizawa
B.A.Y | photography
Landscape and Wildlife photography