This was the first photo that I took on a backpacking trip to the Steens mountains in August of this year. We pulled the car over and were all a little bummed out that the forest fires in an adjacent mountain range were polluting the view. It made for a pretty interesting haze and all three of us composed at least one shot.
I just returned from a backpacking trip with 3 old friends in the Steens Mountains in Southeastern Oregon. This is one of my favorites from this trip, and is one of my first attempts at capturing stars. I woke up, unzipped the tent and stumbled out with my gear shortly after 3:30 am just as the moon dipped below the horizon.