This first set of images was taken on Monday, July14, at the Baker Lake Boat Launch. Mount Baker looms nearby and Mt Shuksan is off to the north, across the lake.
The Boat Launch has one very big, bright light, high up on a poll, illuminating the area at night. This is the source of the light on the trees.
About 11:30 pm the Northern Lights were visible and I was able to get a few pics.
For the most part I used the following settings: Shutter speed: 30 sec; f/2.8 and 1600-2000 ISO. I used a very long exposure on one of these shots and you can see the stars stretched a bit.
The next night I ventured up the Mt Baker Highway, heading to Picture Lake, but the comet was rising in the Northwest…the road is gated a bit past the Heather Meadows Ranger Station, again, view blocked…so we wound up along the road! Got a few decent pics…
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Just simply beautiful photos of the comet with an equally gorgeous background. Thank you for sharing these.
Thank you, Geri!
These are too amazing! The second from the last is way too heavenly. Thank you for capturing such beauty and sharing with us! Hi from a new follower 🙂
Because of your comment I had to come back to this post and once again thinking if I would ever, someday, become so very extraordinarily lucky to be able to see and capture the comet, northern lights with the purple shade, and the galaxy all within a single shot. With such amazing background of mountain and lake as well. You must’ve done something incredibly nice to deserve this moment in your life! 🙂
Ive done a few nice things, hopefully the ledger is in the black…
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