On our trip to Grand Falls back in August, we had a lot of waiting to do before the flash flood showed up. And it got dark. So as photographers of course, we can’t just stand around and enjoy ourselves, we have to take pictures of ANYTHING.
The stars came out and I rarely get to photograph the Milky Way, so I started taking long exposures. They were okay, but then I saw the little hut my daughter was sitting in, the head lamp she had thanks to our buddy Dee, and so I backed up a bit and included her in the frame.
She barely moved for 30 seconds. Incredible. But the little bit of motion she did have kind of makes her ghostly like in the shot. My wife said it was creepy. I love this.
A beautiful starry night with the orange glow of Flagstaff on the right horizon. And hey, the Milky Way up there…always fun.
I think I’ll treasure this one for a long time. It was such a spur of the moment trip, we camped out in the back of the truck and Lyla thought that was about the most fun thing ever.