Who here loves Mt. Shasta?? I know a lot of you do. That pretty lady, standing so patient and tall, has a lot of special connection with me. Many late night and early morning drives around her, exploring around her and enjoying the stars in her presence stick with me.
Hey guys, its @hezawrad again with my second image for today's Instagram take over of the Hike and Shoot account. This spring I upgraded my camera to a full frame Canon 6D, and I instantly had to plan trips to all my favorite places. Shasta was a no brainer for me. The skies around Siskiyou County are amazing for viewing the stars. I had spent some nights here and there the past couple years actually exploring around the mountain for night photography, but I hadn't done much shooting around Shasta at all. Thankfully, a good photog friend and I planned a meet-up trip there this May, and we had an absolute blast exploring and shooting under pristine skies. I was happy to have found new and exciting locations to shoot; some that are off the beaten path and the popular grid- like this one. This little, probably seasonal, lake is really no more than a pond, and when we found it we couldn't believe how calm the water was. I am a sucker for star reflections on glassy water, so even though the core of the milky way didn't line up over the mountain, this still made for an incredible shot of the mountain, the lake, and the ethereal mood of the night. Where have you explored and shot around Mt Shasta? Have you done any night photography there? I'd love to hear your favorite Shasta stories and locations!
Also, I really hope you are coming to the Nite Hike adventure with the Hike and Shoot team and I. We will be taking you to an secluded little northern California lake lined with pine trees, and hopefully calm waters with amazing reflections. If you come you can witness me fully geek out helping everyone nail an amazing shot of the Milky Way over water. Which is my favorite if you didn't already pick that up :) Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy this image!