This is the PHOTOGRAPHY TRIP!
This is a photography trip, not a vacation.
What does that mean?
All these people are pretty serious photographers. I'm pretty sure the pictures from this trip will be in Stock picture market very soon. Wisanu and Kittithuch spent two weeks in planing this trip. We will spend more time taking pictures than sleeping. We slept and had foods in the van, so we had enough time to travel to the destinations.
Let me take y'all through the second day of our trip. Y'all will understand.
We woke up at 4AM and prepared to head out to Reflection Lakes for Sunrise pictures.
We headed back to the camp and had some foods and take a nap.
It's the time to check the location for sunset pictures. The plan had a couple locations for sunset pictures and we tried to figure out which location was the best. We went to Deadhorse Creek Trail.
We moved to another camping site. This site had only a couple spots left, so we got the camp site early to make sure we had a place to sleep.
We arrived at the head trail to Mazama Ridge for sunset pictures. And again, we didn't have idea what we could expect about this location. Mazama Ridge was very big. We came early to make sure we could find a good spot for pictures.
It's the time for sunset and twilight. We have roughly around 30 minutes when the color started to peak. I followed other photographers in the area for this spot. I saw they were waiting for a good time, so I believed this spot would worth to wait.
We arrived at Sunrise Visitor Center for astrophotography. The weather forecasted the sky will be clear and we would see milkyway over Mount Rainier. The milkyway showed up when we arrived and will be moving to the middle of Mount Rainier around 1-2AM.
I was super tired from all day hiking and taking pictures. I decided to hiked back to the van to get some sleep.
We left Sunrise Visitor Center around 3AM and the crews decided to get more astrophotography at Reflection lake. I was still sleeping though.
I woke up and my friends are still taking pictures of the stars. I decided to jump out for a quick picture of Kittithuch with Mount Rainier at Reflection Lakes.
Finally, we were back to the camp and get some sleep. We set alarm at 11:00 AM for another hike. Of course, two hours and thirty minutes of sleep was very enough. Who needs EIGHT hours??? lol
I was very tired on that day. However, I was pretty happy about pictures I got from each location. Wisanu and Kittithuch's plan was amazing. They calculate, compare, and look on forecast about everything. The sky was clear and milkyway showed. At this point, I needed to rethink about myself if I'm a serious photographer because they are the next level of serious photographers!! #ForReal
Here are some pictures for this day.