Aaron D. Priest
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Southport Lighthouse, Kenosha, Wisconsin
June 26, 2016
While on family vacation, my cousin and I visited this lighthouse and climbed to the top. I took a 360° panorama from the lantern room and a 360° video of us walking back down the spiral staircase.
June 25, 2016
This is the Modine-Benstead Observatory in Union Grove, Wisconsin. Many thanks to the Racine Astronomical Society for their hospitality and warm welcome, giving us a tour of the observatory and allowing us to shoot some night photography from the grounds when we crashed a member’s night meeting unannounced. I was in Wisconsin on family vacation and my cousin, Steve Gauthier, and I decided to do some impromptu night photography with Shane & Gabriella Brossman and Alexander Cummings. Looking for the darkest skies we could find within a half hour drive or so, we wound up at the observatory and were very happy to be welcomed by other night sky enthusiasts!
Click the link for a 360° panorama and 4K timelapse video:
Foggy Sunset from Cadillac Mountain
June 6, 2016
I took this panorama of fog and sunset over Bar Harbor from the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park on June 6, 2016, 7:50 PM. It is stitched from 28 photos with Photoshop (it was too large for Lightroom). The sun was setting fast and the fog was moving fast too, so I shot a single row at 140mm, f/8, ISO 64, 1/20 sec. I didn’t have time for a second row or longer focal length. I chose f/8 and focused on the ridge where the hikers were because I liked the town and fog being slightly out of focus in the distance compared to the sharp outline of the ridge catching the last of the sun’s golden glow.