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June Trip

Post by chief54 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:03 am

I will be doing a different kind of trip this June. All my previous trips have been backpacking trips going as light as possible as the years have passed. I am an avid photographer and on my second trip to in early 70's I brought my first SLR camera, took 3 rolls of film, but developer lost two rolls but still have pictures from the one roll. On all my subsequent trips I have brought cheap disposable and point and shoot cameras.
This year I will be bringing all my camera gear and because of weight of 4 cameras,tripod,lenses,etc. I will be base camping. Coming over on Ranger and using water taxis and Voyageur tentative plans are 2 days at Daisy, 2 days at Malone, day at Windigo, 2 days at McCargo and 2 days back at Rock and then seaplane back. This will be during new moon for astrophotography, which is my favorite.Image is from Sequoia NP last summer.Now the fun begins linning up all the water taxi, ferry times to make this work. Can not wait
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Re: June Trip

Post by thesneakymonkey » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:30 am

Sounds like a blast and a unique way to visit the island. What is your backup plan if the weather is bad (delays with taxis and ferrys..)?
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Re: June Trip

Post by chief54 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:38 pm

No real backup plan, just will hunker down were ever I am at. I have seldom run into weather problems that time of the year, but am always aware #$%^ happens, I have run into problems over the years of Voyageur breaking down, not a lot but it has happened. A big concern is cloudy nights, with Milky Way out only for about 1 1/2 hours of prime viewing that could be an issue.
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Re: June Trip

Post by Midwest Ed » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:18 pm

On my last trip I was hoping for some opportunities for night photography. I was somewhat dismayed by the light pollution to the north caused by Thunder Bay. It was enhanced by reflection from high cloud cover even though the south sky was clear. Maybe if the entire sky had been clear things would have been better. Good luck to you regarding the weather and we're looking forward to seeing the results of your efforts.
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Re: June Trip

Post by torpified » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:42 am

Crescent Meadow? An unbelievable shot, wherever it is.

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Re: June Trip

Post by chief54 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:40 pm

Thanks , this was up by Mitchel Peak. Thunder Bay should not be a problem with the heart or Galactic Center of Milky Way in the SE-S direction, although the loom of light from Las Vegas at over 100 miles in photo from Death Valley worked in this panorama.
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