Before hiking out to this location, I let the dogs have some water and a run. Wouldn't you know, some guy pulls up and I think, "Crap! Now I won't have it to myself!" This actually worked out for the best, first because it was Daniel Pivnick, a Flickr contact whom I hadn't met before, and second because he's a tall guy and was able to help me in getting off of this rock! This was something I realized I would not have done alone in the dark, especially having to jump to the ground with frozen toes after spending a night doing star trails! So thanks again, Daniel for your good company and assistance and I can't wait to see what you come up with!

We had the light of the full moon, but not having been here previously, I wasn't sure how that would play out. We would have needed to stay a few more hours (neither of us willing to do in the bitter cold) to get the full face of the rock in moonlight, so light painting was necessary. I also realized my 16mm was not enough to capture the entire rock face, so on my star trails shots I tried shooting both for the rock and the stars. I'll try to get to that one soon, but it is going to take a bit of work!

Until then I hope you like this one...it means a lot to me that I was able to get here at all and witness this priceless bit of history. Hope you're having a good week and thanks as always for stopping by for a look!

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