Thursday, September 29, 2016

Trip Back West

Over this past weekend my sister and I travelled to Butte, Montana to visit our grandparents and get some much needed R&R. We went for a drive to Pattengail, a campground that was basically our summer home growing up.
It brought up a lot of mixed emotions and bittersweet memories. The cold, foggy weather of the Rocky Mountains surrounding us was a beautiful reflection of our own moods.

I am a Terrible Blogger

I know, I know, I need to be making one blog post a week. I suck at remembering to do this. But hey, on the bright side I'm kinda figuring out ISO!

Just kidding. This is a war of attrition. We've come to a stalemate for now.

So earlier this week we had an electrical storm that allowed us to see the Aurora Borealis (northern lights). So I packed up the dog and my mom and we headed west to Molt, Montana, and north to Acton to get some experimental shots.

If I had a higher quality camera and lens these would have turned out better with less noise. But for being my first time shooting at night, I'd say I didn't do too poorly!

I shot these with a 30" shutter speed, 3.5 aperture, and ISO of 3500.