Experimenting with Astrophotography

My parents are in town for a visit to celebrate my mom’s birthday and my dad was eager to find a spot away from the city to experiment with some astrophotography, so I decided to give it a go as well! My dad has been killing the game with astrophotography and even as his own website, Instagram, and YouTube. My gear is a little less fancy than his, but I wanted to try it out anyways.
We settled on the Paint Mines in Calhan, Colorado, as we knew the area would be much quieter than Colorado Springs. Around 8pm we made our way out to the Paint Mines and sure enough, we were some of the only people there. We set up in the cold and after some trial and error began snagging some pretty awesome pictures. I’ll include some of my dad’s photos as well since he’s the real pro here, so make sure to check out his website and social media for even more awesome content!

And some of my dad’s photography:

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