Big Dipper over Lillooet

18km out of Lillooet, BC, puts you pretty much in the middle of nowhere.  With no moon this makes for great star shots.  The Big Dipper is clearly seen.  I was surprised, however, at how much light was coming off the town and reflecting on the clouds.  It’s ironic that it looks like fire smoke (Lillooet has seen it’s worst wildfires this summer).  You can see more and more of the stars as the sunlight fades.

Rob got a little nerdy with the RGB light circles.  In the second to last shot I ‘painted’ the trees with my flashlight, and the last shot was about 10 minutes.  Need to try that one again with different camera settings or film to get rid of the ‘noise’.  Enjoy!

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