Yellowstone National Park
Utah to Yellowstone National Park is around 8-10 hours of driving. It's a long drive. We headed out early in the morning and get to Yellowstone around 7PM. Wisanu and Kittithuch were the drivers of this trip. We drove so much during this trip. I also finished Zelda:Breath of the Wind. lol
Eating is one priory of this trip. I have been travel with this group of friends for many times. We used to get food from Walmart and Costco for example, tuna cans, breads, ham, and other food. Non-camping food is cheaper than camping food. For sure, However, we decided to eat camping food from Mountain House for majority this time because it's easy, fast, convenient, and we do not have to clean after we are done eating.
At the beginning of this trip, everyone bought a 6-pack of a flavor from Amazon and brought them to Utah. Each box cause between $40-$50 for 6 packs. Each pack of food provides 1.5-2.5 serves. I used to underestimate flavors from camping food. I didn't know it's going to be good. I was completely wrong. These foods are really good.
Each meal time for 5 people, we cook three packs of Mountain House, which provides 4-6 serves, one pack of a ready to eat noodle, a can of tuna, and salad vegetable.
Scouting is very important. Believe it or not. We went to the same spot as reference pictures and we didn't see the same view. Especially, pictures that were taken many years before because landscape changes overtime, trees are taller, or water is polluted. Therefore, we had plan B for each location we visited. We might have 5-6 spots we want to get pictures and we scouted them all, so we picked the top 3-4 spots we can actually get good pictures back.
Night time is show time!
Astrophotography required patient. Wisanu did light painting for everyone. Therefore, Wisanu gave us a signal and released his shutter, then Nahm, Kittithuch and I will release our shutters after. Wisanu shot the pictures at ISO 10000 f/2.8 and 15 seconds while other members had shutter speed between 20-25 seconds. We will shoot 7-9 pictures in each spot. I use StarryLandscapeStacker for stacking software.
All the night sky and milky way pictures you see in this blog has been edited through stacking process. Each pictures is the combination of 7-9 pictures together. In short, stacking helps reducing noise in pictures. You can read below for explanation.
You can read more about stacking and why I use it and what benefit from Cory by click the link below.
Laundry and Back Up Pictures
We had a little down time before we leave Yellowstone National Park. We got to laundry and download the pictures we took to laptops during laundry. We also took a shower. I have learned to pack clothes 5 days and do laundry in the middle of the trip. It's easier than pack clothes for 12 days. You bag will be really heavy.
Glacier National Park is our next stop.
Montana, here we come!
I already posted a short documentary on this Summer Trip 2018. You can watch from the link below!