I had the first thoughts about "pre-visualizing" this image in the right-side of my brain, while scouting for a workshop last September. I checked my trusty star-chart and my compass, and became aware of the possible times of year. July was perfect.
This year the sky was crystal clear. As I teach in my workshops, I prefocused my lenses at my Gallery, all my other settings were dialed in too. As I have said for years in my teaching workshops, luck favors the prepared. About 10:00, I glanced at my idea. Even after all these years, I was astonished by the light. My trusted daughter, Sabrina, was along to help with composition and lighting. The image shown here has almost no post-processing. It just goes to show that our ideas do sometimes succeed in making a dream come true. It's all about the light!
The Milky Way image (above) will be available this weekend (Aug 4, 5, and 6) at the Mammoth Lakes Fine Arts Fair here in Mammoth. If you are in town or attending the Blues Appaloosa Music Festival, please stop by! The largest size the above Milky Way image, 24x36, is available at a 40% discount for the FIRST print.
Hope to see you soon,
Vern and Margaret
You’ll find Vern at the same location as the past several years:
Kittredge Sports Parking Lot.
Located on Main Street and Forest Trail
3218 Main St, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
10 – 5 Friday through Sunday (August 4 – August 6)