Last night, December 3rd, was the New Moon. It was also a crystal clear sky…and cold! I considered several destinations for image capture and decided for the Baker Lake Road. The road heads north from the North Cascades Highway, passing from Skagit County into Whatcom, the road ends after 26 miles (21 paved, 5 gravel) at the trail head for the Baker River Trail.
The parking area was, not surprisingly, empty and we made the short stroll up to the suspension bridge crossing the river.
The wind was so strong at times that I needed extra weight/pressure on the tripod to ensure it did not topple.
The camera settings were f/4 (widest aperture), 10 to 13 seconds shutter speed and between 10,000 to 20,000 ISO. I was using a 24mm lens and the camera (Canon 6D) has a full sized sensor.
Of course I mounted the camera on a tripod and used a cable release. This was the extent of my photographic equipment and settings.
Nighttime imaging is very exciting! I hope to get out again in the next two days…