One of my favorite nights out shooting the Milky Way last year was when I got to meet up with Aaron King and Brendon Porter of Photog Adventures fame at Crater Lake National Park. If you’re not familiar with Photog Adventures, it is Podcast, a YouTube channel, and Facebook Group that discusses landscape photography with a focus on shooting the Milky Way. I found their shows in early 2017, and immediately contacted them, as we share many of the same interests. I suggested meeting up and shooting together sometime – and they agreed. We had spent the previous night shooting the Milky Way at Bandon, Oregon, and after shooting for a bit at Crater Lake, it was time to sit and take a break while a time lapse ran. Here I caught Aaron taking in the amazing sky and view that can be found only at Crater Lake.  Check out all the green Air Glow!

This single exposure was taken with a Sony a7R (ILCE-7R) and a 35 mm f/1.4 AS UMC Rokinon lens. The exposure was at ISO 3200 for 15 seconds at f/2.0. The photo was taken at 2:09 AM. Processing was done in Adobe Lightroom. 

Aaron, Brendon, and I discussed this trip on Episode 41 of their Photog Adventures Podcast. The episode is titled “Oregon Road Trip | Crater Lake Milky Way Awesomeness with Kirk Keyes | Ep 41“.  

I’ll be heading back to both Crater Lake and Bandon with Aaron and Brendon in a couple weeks to help them with a workshop. I had a great time photographing with those guys last year and I’m looking forward to our next Photog Adventure.

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