Armed with only a single Speedlight flash I attempt to photograph several full-grown Western Junipers.
Working without an assistant I find CamRanger is now my new best friend.
Unfortunately my off-camera flash has failed me. Stumbling in the darkness I manage to use long exposure times to pop the Speedlight 2-3 times per exposure. In post this seem to be a real virtue.
Here’s a peak at the conditions at the beginning and end of the shoot.
Airplanes in the shot is a constant problem. Solvable in post, but never ideal. Preserving the snow in the foreground was also problematic while framing my shot. Tromping around was not an option so I changed lenses often and started form a considerable distance, zig-zagging in to get the look I wanted.
Look closely and you’ll notice the stars are streaks using 20 second exposures.