7 on 7 is a photographic blog circle of friends posting 7 photos on the 7th of the month. Grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and walk through our circle with us. It will do your heart and soul some good.
In mid June I got to attend another of Jason Weingart’s photography workshops. The first was the bluebonnet workshop I attended in April. This time my husband and I drove out to Terlingua, Texas so I could attend one of Jason’s astrophotography workshops. My daughter-in-law met us out there and she and I did the workshop together. It was a little cloudy for us both nights, but it was such a blast.
Why Terlingua? The light pollution is so bad in the states that the places where we have truly dark night skies are somewhat limited, and as you can imagine, somewhat remote and out west. This is a map where you can see how bright the places you live and visit are and you can see why we had to drive across Texas to find some dark sky.
Even as the sun was going down, the stars were appearing. We got a fly over from the International Space Station.
My nerd heart rejoiced.Middle of nowhere.Andrew the good sport.At the Terlingua Cemetery. Even with the clouds rolling in, it was beautiful.
After the workshop, we treated ourselves to a couple nights at Cibolo Creek Ranch so I could practice a little more star shooting after I’d slept a little (I’m too old for this back to back all nighter stuff). The skies cleared up while we were there and made for some nice nights.
From Cibolo Creek Ranch. Leaving from Cibolo Creek at 3:00am to drive back to Houston.
You can see the lights of Presidio, Texas over the hills.Here comes the sun and I say it’s alright.
As of now our little circle is a bit on vacation with the 4th being just a few days ago. I admit I lost track of days since we just got off some traveling ourselves. Whew! Busy days.
7 thoughts on “7 on 7 july 2018”
Fabulous photography Kris. Enjoyed reading your blog post.
I am so sorry I didn’t come by to comment last month but I sure am glad I didn’t miss this post!
These are FANTASTIC!!! I would absolutely love to do something like that.
I am considering a workshop from Jason Weingart and would appreciate your thoughts on his workshop. Thanks.
Hi Jason, I’ve done two of Jason’s workshops (bluebonnets and astrophotographers). I had a great time at both. Jason is very patient with his clients and goes above and beyond to make sure everyone is having a good time and learning what they came to learn. He is so chill and very humble about his talent.
Which workshop were you looking at? So many good ones from which to choose!
There is a meteor shower workshop that I was thinking about combining with a Big Bend camping trip. Get in some hiking and photography and then the meteor shower.
Sounds like a plan! Go for it. I’ve been looking at the meteor one as well just to get back out there. The stars at night aren’t big and bright in the heart of Texas. It’s on the edges, in Big Bend.
I just got back from a star party at the McDonald observatory and hiking at Davis Mountains State Park last weekend. Now I am ready to get back out there. I just love that area.