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I had a fun week-end with my good friend Theresa shooting stars, and Alpine Glow on Mt. Shasta and Mt. Shastina.
We arrived at Lake Shastina Friday afternoon and hiked 250ft up a rocky, loose soiled fire road to do some scouting and look for a good composition of Mt Shasta/Shastina for sunset.
There were too many tall trees up there blocking the view, and the wind had kicked up a bit wrecking the reflection of the Volcano in the lake so we hiked back down the road to a spot we liked. On the way down my right foot slipped on a patch of loose, and rocky dirt and down I went knee first. My lower leg landed with my boot/foot outward and my inner shin hit a rock when it landed. I swore. A lot.
I knew it wasn’t broken, and I could put some weight on it so I limped down to the chosen spot. T suggested we leave for the motel and get ice and rest for the rest of the night. No! I wanted to get the shot! I applied RICE when we got back to our motel and got up ready to shoot on Saturday.
I wouldn’t be hiking, but we had a very full day of flowers, waterfalls, an old lumber town, star trails, and we ended our Saturday photographing the Milky Way. I made this image just before midnight.
I was so happy to be under so many stars again! I’m thankful for the time I spent hanging out with T, not breaking my leg/knee, for a husband who “gets” me, and has always supported me, my hobbies, and dreams even when they aren’t his dreams or hobbies, and I’m thankful for seeing this beautiful place again. I’m ready to go back! 🙂
I hope you all have a wonderful week!
Nikon D801| Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G @f/2.8| 20s| ISO 3200| Hoodman Digital Film| PS CC 2017
More to come…