Orion from Yosemite Valley

My apologies for the recent slowness in new material on Montara Fog. For the past week I’ve been in Yosemite and very much unplugged. Normally when I travel I can create the illusion that I am here, working in Montara, even when I’m on the road in the middle of Oklahoma. This time Internet was down where I was staying and the only other site I could find was at the Yosemite Lodge with connection speeds that would have seemed slow in dial-up days. So I was unplugged–no cell phone, no Internet. It was nice.

“Orion from Leidig’s Meadow, Yosemite Valley” was made with a Nikon D300 and a Zeiss 25mm f/2.8 lens. We were wandering around a bit after dark and found a nice spot to shoot in a meadow somewhat near Yosemite Falls, just over the Swinging Bridge (which doesn’t really swing). The exposure was about three minutes long, which accounts for the cool star trails–you can easily make out Orion’s three-star belt running horizontally just to the left of the top of the tree..

Photo by Darin Boville

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